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  • The Chess Heritage Of Emory Tate

    This is the last installment of my tribute to IM Emory Tate. The first two parts can be found here and here. There are definitely people out there who knew Emory much better than me, so they could disagree, but I always had an impression that hi... | Read More

  • Memphis Belle

      Miss Rosa Jefferson    The champion women chess player of the world Rosa B. Jefferson    Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More

  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • Vladimir Kramnik And The Berlin Defense

    Before the 2000 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov, the latter had been champion since long before I started playing chess. Kasparov dominated the chess world and seemed unbeatable. I naturally assumed that he wou... | Read More

  • How To Play Multi-Purpose Moves

    How to Improve Your Tactics member shivendu2059xyz asked: I would like to discuss how to get better at tactics. Is solving tons of puzzles the only way to improve? Mr. shivendu2059xyz: There are many ways to study ... | Read More

    • On Chess & Dating part 1: Introduction and Mindsets

      Hi all! ^^ I've been waiting to write this blog entry for quite a bit, and I promised to do so for at least a year. Couldn't find the time, but here it finally is ^^ When I was writing this text, I realized that there was too much to say about t... | Read More

    • Come Play Me!

      Starting after this blog is posted, I will be playing 5 minute + 5 seconds increment U* in Live Chess Here. Anyone that wants to play can challenge me Time Control is again 5 +5inc U. (*unrated only please) I will play against ANYON... | Read More

      • IMShanks
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    • Ziele definieren

      Wozu eigentlich trainieren im Schach? Dafür sollte man Ziele definieren. Weltmeister "Weltklasse" (Top100, 2700 Elo, etc.) Großmeister Internationaler Meister FIDE-Meister (2300 Elo) Candidate Master (2200 Elo) spezifische Zahlen irgendwo darun... | Read More

    • The French In Depth Part 3(The Winawer)

      In the 3rd part of the Fremch in Depth series we will be looking at the Winawer Variation. The Winawer is played by the moves 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.Nc3 and 3.Bb4 pinning the Knight. The Winawer is probably least like all of the other Frenches due to... | Read More

      • Graber7
      • | Nov 24, 2015
    • International Master simuls on Sunday

      Hello Friends, I am Attila Turzo, an International Chess Master. I will organize 2 simuls on Sunday   The first simul will be on Sunday at 10:00 am London time.  9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney  8:00 pm Brisbane  7:30 pm Adelaide  7:00... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • List of chess software

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    Chess software[edit] 1K ZX Chess Battle Chess Chess (Northwestern University) Chess (application) Chess Assistant Chess Crusade Chess Informant Expert Chess Mates Chess Titans Chess Tiger ChessBase ChessGenius ChessV Chessmaster CilkChess Colossu... Read More »

  • 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 »