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  • Tactics Or Positional Play? The Ladies Teach Chess

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More

  • 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

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | 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

  • 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


    • At Their Best: Mir Sultan Khan's Centralized King

      I'm a big fan of Mihail Marin's book "Learn from the Legends." Marin takes some of the greatest chess players and showcases them in their element. Chapters are dedicated to Rubinstein's famous rook endgame wins, Karpov's opposite colored bishop en... | Read More

    • Weekly Analysis #6

      Recently a few people have taken me up on my request for games. I have learned a lot from playing people who have graciously taken the time to read my blog and play some chess with me. So thank you to all of you who have done so.   The followin... | Read More

    • Active King Play

        While this may not be an example of using the King in the development, it shows that the King must not be neglected - just hidden behind pawns or pieces after castling and that it can play an active role. Press Fast Forward. Karjakin went on ... | Read More

    • September 19, 2014 (KIA)

      Previously posted 8 months ago in a KIA, inc. group forum titled "A KIA with Opposite Side Castling," although it received no comments. | Read More

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    • How to improve chess

      First of all thanks to everyone who read my first blog, it's time for a new one. This one is about how I improved my chess? Our coach told me several things which I want to share 1)If anybody is playing Black he must not copy white's move, becaus... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... 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 »