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  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | 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

  • 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

  • You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday

    UPDATE: This article, written for the first "Nakamura's Knockout" event in March. NEXT Nakamura's Knockouts is this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern. Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and... | Read More

  • Chess.com University Simul with NM Dane Mattson

    Chess.com University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time cont... | Read More


    • Tactics With Pins

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to another episode of Chess Tactics, designed to develop and challenge your Tactical Vision.                     In previous articles we covered Double Attacks, Forking Tactics and Discovered... | Read More

    • May and June Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1752 Year to date: +222 At the beginning of the year I identified several of my chess shortcomings that I thought were holding me back from crossing the 1600 level. They included: Lazy/impatient thinking Misunderstanding the positi... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 11, 2015
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    • CR@ZY GAMES WITH CLAIRE(SPARKCHESS)

      Oooh boy.This is gonna be an long blog post about playing Claire an computer at https://www.sparkchess.com/. To be honest,she is very tricky,for players who aren't agressive and who don't see tatics and blunders too well,and I used to have trouble... | Read More

    • You only live your life moment to moment

      As this figure moves across the stones, he steps lightly and non-seriously, and at the same time absolutely balanced and alert. Behind the swirling, ever-changing waters we can see the shapes of buildings; there appears to be a city in the backg... | Read More

    • Blitz with IM Milanovic: 2-2 Tied Match!

      Hello! As I prepare for the Quebec Open happening next month, there are two events in which I'm also looking at: the Qc Open Blitz and Rapid tournament. Those time controls are 3+3 and 15+5, respectively. Last night, I had the privilege of sparr... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Jun 16, 2015
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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 »