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    • Chess engines - Stockfish 4

      On several occasions I stated that I don't like chess engines one bit, and I have very good reasons for it. People often think of those as a person, and those are just programs, some with artifficial "intelligence" and some are nothing more but j... | Read More

    • 2014 LA State Championship

      The Louisiana State Championship was held at the Mariott Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.  (7 rounds, swiss system. The time control - for all games - was "Game/SD in two hours," {120 minutes} plus the USCF standard of 05 seconds <delay> per move.... | Read More

    • The Bënko Gambit

      For those of you who saw my King's Indian blog, you know what's coming. For those who didn't, enjoy! Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the Bënko Gambit. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Do... | Read More

    • The King's Indian Defense

      Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the King's Indian Defense. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Don't be overwhelmed! By no means should all of these variations be memorized. This document was... | Read More

    • A full 1.d4 repertoire: help wanted!

      After spending three days developing the Caro-Kann resource with full service paid to each line in MCO, I find myself daunted at the prospect of doing the same for my 1.d4 repertoire. For this reason, I'm looking for assistance in producing in pu... | Read More


  • Stockfish Outlasts "Rybkamura"

    In yesterday's four-game match between GM Hikaru Nakamura and the computer Stockfish, the world's top chess engine won 3-1. Nakamura, the world's fifth-best human, managed two draws in the four games but lost twice, both times pressing instead o... | Read More

  • 3 Reasons Why Viswanathan Anand Will Defend His Title

    Editor's Note: This is the second of two special world championship preview pieces - take a look at yesterday's piece by GM Jon Ludvig Hammer of Norway here. Published as "News" to keep our regularly featured article content on the homepage, here ... | Read More

  • Rybka Banned And Stripped Of Titles!

    The computer chess engine Rybka has been sensationally stripped of its multiple World Computer Chess Champion titles and banned from competing in future events. The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) took the action after an investig... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen v The World - LIVE!

    If you've been a living in a cave for the last few weeks you might have missed the fact the Magnus Carlsen is playing a chess match versus the world. The match is sponsored by G-Star and is powered by Chess.com. Magnus has the white pieces and t... | Read More

  • Linares Round 7

    Francisco Vallejo Pons had an excellent opportunity to record his first win in round 7 at the Linares 2010 tournament.  Playing black against Lev Aronian (pictured), he gained a clear advantage but failed to put the game away. Even as the draw w... | Read More

Video Lessons



  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... 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 »

  • Rules of chess

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    Summary. White best openings..from better to the best 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 1. d4 Nf6 2... Read More »

  • Chess Engines

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    A chess engine is a computer program which is capable of playing a game of chess.  Chess engines do not usually have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and are designed to be used with a separate GUI.  Commercial chess programs normally ha... Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »