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  • How To Play Plus-Equals Mode

    In his excellent work The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Gambit 2000), Scottish GM Jonathan Rowson introduces a fascinating concept that GM Jonathan Speelman terms plus-equals mode:  If properly understood, the idea of playing only... | Read More

  • What is Hikaru Nakamura's Favorite Food?

    Chess.com recently sent an e-mail survey to its titled players to find out their preferences on a wide variety of subjects, including blitz chess, music, television, schedules, food, and drinks. Some 71 chess masters filled out th... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca predicted ... | Read More

  • How To Learn An Opening And More

    Chess.com member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More

  • The Best Kasparov Combinations You've Never Seen

    Garry Kasparov is definitely one of the best players in the history of chess. His games have been analyzed over and over in hundreds of books and thousands of articles and videos. Then how can I be so sure that you somehow missed some of his bri... | Read More


    • Time Lost: Sinquefield Cup R6/R7

      The title was a shortened version of highlights from Rounds 6 and 7: Fabiano Caruana and his time scrambles against Grischuk in R6 (36 seconds for 7 moves, which he once again lost shortly after the 40th move) and Magnus Carlsen and his loss again... | Read More

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      • | Aug 30, 2015
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    • Ever wonder how much psychology affects a chess game?

      Check out GM Cristian Chirila's piece on Carlsen and using psychology to improve your performance: Why Is Carlsen Dominant? (A Theory) by GM Cristian Chirila | Read More

    • Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

      Sinquefield Cup 2015 reminds me St. Petersburg 1914. Not that I was alive in 1914 (-_-) Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein... One can learn a lot about chess just from studying only that tournament. Well, Sinquefield 2... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Aug 29, 2015
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    • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Meeting the Players

      Satuday, August 22, 2015. A day to meet and greet the Sinquefield Cup players. Event at the Kingside Diner (yellow umbrellas) in St. Louis, Missouri. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is in the foreground. Photo below is from... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Aug 28, 2015
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    • Four, then Three: Sinquefield Cup R3-R5

      We saw some interesting time scrambles earlier in the tournament. After that,: R3 saw a game that lasted 76 moves (and ended in a draw -- between the Americans, of course). R4 saw only one decisive game, although Caruana-Anand ended in a rather ... | Read More

      • smith8800
      • | Aug 27, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Aronian, Levon

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    Levon Aronian, born Oct 6, 1982, is a Grandmaster (2001) from Armenia.   He learned chess at the age of 9.  In 1994, he won the World Under-12 Chess Championship with an 8 out 9 score.  He won the 2002 World Junior Chess Champi... Read More »

  • Agdestein, Simen

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    Simen Agdestein, born May 15, 1967, was Norway’s first Grandmaster (1985) who shared first place (with Walter Arencibea) in the World Junior Champion in 1986.  He became an International Master in 1983 at the age of 16.  He became ... Read More »