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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 6

    In our study of squares we’ve looked mainly at amateur games and how a “tiny” thing like a square is often ignored, while tactics, threats and attacks are always part of the amateur’s mind. This brings up an interesting q... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Back In The Game

    Topic for next month: Chess Teaching (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • The Lion of Chess

           A long, long time ago. . . in September of 1706 in Amsterdam to be exact, a man named Mr. Caze dated his manuscript on chess, "Instruction pour ce livre d'échecs : contenant les diverses manieres de jouer le gambit," in a letter of ... | Read More


    • 45 45 (4)

      This time a really long game of more than 3 hours. I was happy that I didn't make any serious mistakes at the end. For my preparations I looked at the slow time control chessgames from my opponent, but also a bit at the statistics (scored good or... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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    • My Live Chess Games

      Taking a cue from my friend thordura, I am creating this blog to post all of my live games in one place.  I have been posting selected games in appropriate group forums, based on the openings I've played, or sending them to certain friends who se... | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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      • | 2 comments
    • To trade or not to trade

      The question "to trade or not to trade" is a recurring question in chess games. Some amateur chess players, especially beginners, have made trading pieces almost their "trademark" Perhaps trading pieces a lot is a good idea when your name is Ma... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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    • Gain at least 50 rating points with a simple method (for beginners)

      A few years ago I had a chat with a chess trainer after some blitz games, and he told me a "golden rule" that I did apply to my own games. "After each move of your opponent, careful look at her/his plans and try to grasp it, and play accordingly ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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      • | 1 comment
    • Battle Of The Legends: Kasparov vs Short

           FIDE couldn’t believe it; they were upset, so upset that they ripped the crown from chess champion Garry Kasparov’s head and said, “This is enough!” In 1993 drama struck the chess world unlike any other conflict seen in the game’... | Read More

      • -_KNiGHt_-
      • | Apr 25, 2015
      • | 511 views
      • | 2 comments

Video Lessons



  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »