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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


    • Best groups to join for your chess improvement

      No matter how much you study chess, you wil not reach your goals of improvement unless you get out and play. The following groups fill this need, and two of them provide proven and free coaching resources from myself and NM Dan Heisman, one of Ame... | Read More

      • aww-rats
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • How to play with a time disadvantage

      There are many chess games when one player has a much larger time advantage than their opponent. This factor can greatly affect the result of a chess game, favoring the player with more time on the clock. Here, I will share a game were I was playi... | Read More

    • Post Game Analysis - A Simple Approach

      I've recently been asked by a few players how to approach post game analysis. I've finally had time to sit down and put together this blog explaining my approach to post game analysis. The first thing I would like to address is whether or not pos... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Feb 19, 2015
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    • Throwing in a little bit of psychology in chess :-)

      I've written about, and shown before, several games in which the opponent starts blundering right after an unexpected queen sac. Another thing that I have noticed is the following : Get a lost or seemingly lost position Start thinking for a real... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 19, 2015
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    • Free Chess Videos by a 2600+ GM - presented by NM Christopher Pace

      Chess is a complex game, played by all different kinds of people, spanning many countries, and played with unique styles of play.    As a chess player and master, I love the idea of being able to meet new people here on chess.com and in genera... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »