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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Chess Lessons Exposed: Never Say 'I Have To'

    This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from various teachers so you can get... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Aimless, Random Moves'

    The response from the Chess.com community has been overwhelming. Readers demand to see more of my ungainly intermediate chess. Once again, the brilliant grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili has stooped down to my level to analyze ... | Read More


    • Tactics from the Sinquefield CUp

      Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup     Carlsen vs. So, Photo Grand Chess Tour  Here's a look at some of the tactical combinations from the exciting first round of the tournament, which had the rare result of all decisive games ... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • The Rebellious Rooks

      This post comes after a really long time. This is because school has been busy and so have the kids, who were engaged in exams. Over this time though, a lot has occurred. Two of the kids played a zonal tournament and returned with surprising resu... | Read More

      • aayush1998
      • | Aug 31, 2015
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    • Busted openings #4 - Black plays d5 too early in the Spanish

      One of Black's main objectives in the Ruy Lopez is to get the move d5 in. With the support of the Nf6 this pawn thrust takes a jab at the white center by attacking the e4-pawn, forcing White to make a decision. In taking it they give up their cent... | Read More

    • The Earth Moves

      Here is a game I played recently on freechess.org (unrated,15 5). White (that's me) launched a tactical onslaught that unnerved Black to the point of distraction, allowing a bold White pawn to back the Black Queen into a cul-de-sac. Black's error... | Read More

      • Coronus
      • | Aug 30, 2015
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    • Inner West Swiss - Round 2

      In this game I'm facing the King's Gambit and my opponent has a FIDE rating of 1746. Having never learned the accepted lines, I answer with 2...Bc5, the KGD classical defence. For some reason I decide to castle queenside(?!) and quickly find myse... | Read More

      • taffy76
      • | Aug 28, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »