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  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: A History

    We turn our attention to a defense that has been known for its solidity from the very beginning: the Caro-Kann Defense. Surely the moves 1.e4 c6 have been played in casual games long ago -- probably soon after the modern rules of chess were inst... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Back In The Game

    Topic for next month: Chess Teaching (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More


    • On Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchess

      After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.26.2015 - day 137

      World Champion Mikhail Tal won against Efim Geller in the USSR championship in Moscow 1964: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Jose RaulCapablanca beat TA. Carter in Saint Louis in 1909: White to move and mate in 3: My team mate ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.24.2015 - day 135

      World Champion Mihail Tal won against Alfred Beni in Munich in the Chess Olympiad in 1958: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Albert Pulvermacher in New York in 1907: White to move and mate in 3: Our read... | Read More

    • Breaking out of the Maroczy Bind in The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will continue reviewing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and demonstrate various tactics used by Masters to Break out of the Maroczy Bind.  It is characterized by the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 (Sic... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.21.2015 - day 132

      World Champion Mihail Tal won against Igors Bleks in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1955: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Juan Corzo y Prinzipe in Havana in 1901: White to move and mate in 2: Our... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »