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  • How to Win Equal Positions

    Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... | Read More

  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • Not "White to play and win"? Worthless?!

    Occasionally I hear some intermediate level players protest that any problem that does not follow the normal "needs" of a chess game can't be helpful to your game. These "normal" concerns would include: White (Black) to play and win (if you are n... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #13 - Be Like Fischer

    “How nice to have both of you in my class today,” said ProfessorPando to his two prize students, Zephyr and Lucian.  --- “Perhaps you can put your heads together and tackle a fairly difficult problem. Sometimes, though not all the time, two... | Read More

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More


    • New top blog 2014

      Body-adapted Wearable Electronics From Google Glass to the Fitbit wristband, wearable technology has generated significant attention over the past year, with most existing devices helping people to better understand their personal health and fitne... | Read More

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    • Online Chess

      Online Chess Playing chess online fast tracks your all-round development In this Internet age where knowledge about anything and everything can be gathered at the click of a mouse, playing chess online is one of the best options/sources availab... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
      • | Sep 8, 2014
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    • Emanuel Lasker

      Emanuel Lasker: Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister A book which immediately ranks as one of the finest in chess history has just been published: Emanuel Lasker Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister edited by Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen an... | Read More

    • I'm Back! (kind of???)

      I obviously haven't been on chess.com for a long time, sorry TT^TT i'll try my best to go on it once or twice everyday now! ^w^ I would like to improve my chess skills, heh. feel free to send challenges! since i rarely play chess now, please go e... | Read More

      • chichileek
      • | Aug 23, 2014
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    • How to improve from 800-1300 Part 1

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers! I have really enjoyed blogging so here's another blog on how 800-1300 can improve their Chess. Many of my friends are under 1300 or just passed 1300 recently and I'm sick of it. They need their Online Chess ... | Read More


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  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »