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  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | Read More

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • 13 Songs With Chess Lyrics

    Chess and music have been linked throughout history. Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies. The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... | Read More


    • Chess: Is It a Game of Life?

      There have been many comparisons to life and the game of chess. I often lay in bed at night and think of different chess moves, strategies, and game plans. During my mental chess game I sometimes get lost with life situations and end up comparin... | Read More

      • GelidMind
      • | Mar 31, 2015
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    • Growing towards the virtue of patience

      What do you do when you are often an impulsive and reckless chess player ? How do you achieve more patience for the more quiet chess moves ? The answer for me is, observing oneself, and just be more patient when one feels patience is needed. In t... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 9, 2015
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    • Why is simple chess so difficult ?

      One of the tactics I like the most is the simplification tactic. It can be beautiful to see tactic tricks with the only purpose to transpose to a winning endgame. But simple and quiet chess moves are sometimes hard to find for some reason. In th... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 6, 2015
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    • Obscure chess moves

      Source: Momir Radovic's Chess Blog | Read More

      • Crazy_Cat
      • | Feb 6, 2015
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    • 20/20 chess calculation for beginners

      Chess video looking at the process of calculation and how it can be utilized to evaluate positions in a chess game.1. We ascertain candidate moves from the most forcing moves in the position, a) checks (the most forcing)b) captures c) attacking ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • kings cryochaber

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    well, lets continue what we were at- more ways to win. well, the topics kings cryochaber. the topic means, of course, the positive way of attackind and defending kings. So go along wth the moves: e4 e5 ng3 nf6 (the next moves carries your own gam... Read More »