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    • Weak points

      Weak square, weak point, weak squares in the castles position, Exploiting the weaknesses | Read More

      • Ronliv
      • | Jan 29, 2015
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      • | 6 comments
    • Game Analysis #1: Good Plans, Bad Calculation

      Recently my chess knowledge has grown quite a bit, but my application of that knowledge hasn't always been so successful.  In the last year I've learned a ton about evaluation, openings, planning, pawn structure, attacking, and so on, but haven't... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - February 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • What opening is this?

      If you've read my other blogs you'd know that I often talk about a guy (his name is Ken) that I play with frequently over the board.  Ken used to play the Levistky attack or the Trompowski depending on what I did when he is white.  This used to ... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Looking beyond the basic pawn structures : Advanced D5 chain

      One of the revelations I had at the Boston Chess Congress was that I could get to the middle game in most of my openings going on previous training and some rust removal.  In a couple of games where I played against the King Indian’s defense an... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »