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Icaneatyou
Icaneatyou
Location: South Korea
Joined: 7/20/15
Last Online: 7/20/15
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Computer5-GODLIKE
Computer5-GODLIKE
Location: International
Joined: 4/8/14
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Computer5-SUPREMEGOD
Computer5-SUPREMEGOD
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WinningMachine3
WinningMachine3
Location: Greece
Joined: 8/26/13
Last Online: 8/28/13
Points: 5 points
ComputerChessGames
ComputerChessGames
Location: United States
Joined: 1/28/13
Last Online: 2/9/13
Points: 5 points

  • The Secrets Of The Berlin Endgame

    "Every time the Berlin endgame shows up on the board," GM Vladimir Kramnik remarked a few weeks ago, "everyone starts to cry quietly, [because] such positions are boring. However, games are often full of exciting play, although there are... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: the 1948 World Championship Tournament

    Shortly after the end of World War II, Alexander Alekhine died, allegedly by choking, in a mostly empty hotel on the windswept coast of Portugal. He left the world championship crown vacant, for the first time since Steinitz became the first wor... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • When Castles Attack

         There are certain rare actions in chess that elicit an almost emotional response - windmills, smothered mates, advantageous underpromotions and what I want to include here:  Checkmate by Castling.      This type of mate is so ra... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: IM Fins0905

    International Chess Master John Bartholomew is a 26 year-old chess professional from Eagan, Minnesota. He has more than 11 years of chess teaching experience with players of all ages and skill levels. John has run successful chess clubs and p... | Read More


    • Breaking Down a Complex Rook Ending - II

      In part one of this captivating series, our protagonist was fighting off the forces of evil. Armed with only a Rook and Three Pawns, our Dark King was fending off a Rook and FOUR pawns. Could it be done? We saw that it could if White ado... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 9, 2015
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    • Use Your Computer to Improve Your Game

      Today, I want to share with you an idea for improving at chess using your chess computer. Almost everyone who plays chess has access to a computer, and my sources say that almost everyone who is on chess.com has at one time or another used some ty... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 7, 2015
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    • Garry Kasparov. My Best Chess Game

      Article from the magazine Chess In Russia, 1999 My Best Chess Game "My best game is ahead..." How many times have we heard this answer from chess players of any age and level of success. The dream of playing that game, which would shine upon t... | Read More

    • Road to 2k: Ruy Lopez and Pressure Application

      When I first started out in May 2015, the first thing I wanted to learn was openings.  The reason for this is (from someone who was completely out of the scene 6 weeks ago verse you guys who probably forgot what that is like) is because openings ... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • Winning with K+ Q v K+R

      This ending is harder than generally realised.  Ending textbooks usually mention the Philidor position, and state that the stronger side (White) can win by driving Black to the edge of the board, but underestimate Black's defensive resources. Th... | Read More

      • DavidMMIX
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »