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  • How To Play The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit

    The 90s were a decade of complex openings:  in particular, the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav. In 1992, a peculiar attacking idea came out of Latvia to combat the Semi-Slav, Meran Variation. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6... | Read More

  • Sac A Queen To Find A Mate! A Love Story

    We all have terrible ideas now and then. Typically, they stem from the crazy urge to sacrifice a piece. Even the best of the best can’t always resist. In fact, this series will pay tribute to those special moments when the game's most powerf... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Chess.com Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at Chess.com. If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on Chess.com's live serve... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster

    [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More


    • What Happens @ Chess NYC Summer Camp

      Countdown & 2015 Summer Camp Guide Chess Fun & Training....& a Whole Lot More! Limited Space Upper East Side |West Side | Greenwich Village | New Brooklyn & New Hamptons Locations Too ! What Happe... | Read More

      • nycchess
      • | May 19, 2015
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    • master

      I would love to play a master , please somebody challenge me | Read More

    • Win a Gold Membership - Trivia

      I came across this while doing research on a game I played. For a chance to win a one-month gold membership, follow the instructions below:   1) Friend me and private Message me with the answer. Do NOT post it here... doing so will results in n... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • Chess Grand Prix 2014-2015: What is going on?

      I saw this article on chessbase:  http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty-rd3-caruana-beats-tomashevsky  It's about the final grand prix event for the current cycle. I then realized I had no clue what that meant. So for everyone else that doesn't ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 16, 2015
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      • | 3 comments
    • Fear, Hate & Love

      the gift of value is the absensence of fear. people who live with fear grow up standing at the end of every line. people who live with praise learn to stand alone and lead their parade, even it's raining. people who are spoiled with indulgence and... | 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 »