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  • The Weird And Wonderful Empty Square Sacrifice

    I will not hide the fact that I love to hear the spectators react after a sacrifice of a piece or pawn. I dont think that there is anything bad in such a feeling; no artist or musician is indifferent to the reactions of the public.  -- Mikh... | Read More

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from Dictionary.com, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."       Maybe it was an eventual p... | Read More

  • Buckle

    If Buckle had entered the Tournament list [in 1851], and been pitted against Staunton, I think he would have proved victor, as the fine edge of Staunton's play was then taken off, a fact amply demonstrated in his matches with Anderssen and Willia... | Read More

  • 10 Tips To Stream Your Chess Games

    Streaming competitive gaming has exploded in popularity the past few years, and many of the biggest chess celebrities on the Internet are not super-GMs but super streamers. Chess.com is hosting a $3,000-prize pool streamers tournament on Se... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More


    • Banter Blitz #1

      Hi All, Click on the video below to watch me (NM Kanthecarowin) play blitz against a 2190 Chess.com player in the Nimzo Indian Defense Sometime soon I will have a day where I will have banter blitz going on live for maybe 1-2 hours where I will ... | Read More

    • Titled week for CM ,I'm, NM and Gm.FM .AND fide rated players 2300 + .

      Play me titled players please .The player who beats me within 20 below moves or least till 25 get a trophy plus cash prize for registering please send me a message and send challenge .Thanks all get a chance to play GMs against each other .This ... | Read More

    • Levon Aronian Wins the 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup

      The 2015 inaugural Grand Chess Tour features three tournaments including Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. The Grand Chess Tour has quickly established itself as the premier chess circuit in the world, featuring 10 of the top... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
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    • Pawn Sacrifice (Movie)

      Pawn Sacrifice is an American biographical thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Steven Knight. The film stars Tobey Maguire asBobby Fischer, Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, and Lily Rabe as Joan Fischer. The film i... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead t... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • National Chess Day

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    National Chess Day Former President Gerald Ford proclaimed and designated National Chess day in October 09, 1976. But before it happened there was a series of requests from other groups concerned including the Regional Vice-president of United St... Read More »

  • Mating Net

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    This article is in relation to Mating Patterns Parts 1 and 2. If you didn't read those yet, please do so before reading this. When you are attacking your opponent's king, the normal reaction is to check as much as possible. It gives you a feeling... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Basman, Michael

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    Michael Basman, born March 16, 1946, is an International Master (1980) from England who specializes in irregular openings.  He tied for 1st place in the 1973 British Championship, but lost the playoff to Bill Hartston.  He organizes the ... Read More »

  • Skipworth, Arthur Bolland

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    Arthur Bolland Skipworth was born in 1830 and became a reverend.  He was secretary of the British Counties’ Chess Assocation and editor of the Chess Players’ Chronicle.  In September 1865, he won the first British Counties&rs... Read More »