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    • "Curved Rifle" Chess Playing Style

      This is the sequel to 'When Chess was Art' and a reminder that we may have forgotten the artistic side of chess in this era of robotic and uninspiring chess reigned by chess engines and a Champion who is also playing computer-like. * * * We are ... | Read More

    • Things you can do (Chess Puzzles!)

      HAPPY PUZZLING!! | Read More

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    • Chess Puzzles

      These puzzles were composed by me. The first is of medium difficulty, the second is slightly harder, and the third is very hard.   | Read More

    • Unrated but Not Unfun

      This weekend I played in an unrated tournament that was held at my local college. I knew I was the favorite but it wouldn't be a walk-over victory. In the 1st round I faced Bruce, someone I have I played many, many times. He is a dangerous vetera... | Read More

    • اصول 64 گانه شطرنج: کپسولی، مختصر و مفید

      1. Develop your pieces quickly. 1- سوارهایتان را سریعا گسترش دهید 2. Control the center. 2- مرکز را کنترل کنید 3. Try to put your pieces on squares that give them maximum space. 3- سعی کنید سو... | Read More


  • Chess.com iPhone App - Available Now!

    Chess.com has finally released it’s iPhone app! Featuring player vs. player games, play vs. computer, and chess training tools, this free app will allow more than 1 million Chess.com members access to free online play, and will allow all use... | Read More

Video Lessons



  • Mating Net

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    This article is in relation to Mating Patterns Parts 1 and 2. If you didn't read those yet, please do so before reading this. When you are attacking your opponent's king, the normal reaction is to check as much as possible. It gives you a feeling... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Puzzles

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    some good puzzles   oh and for the one above there are other variations some including interesting mates Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Loyd, Sam

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    Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the most famous American chess composer.  He was 14 when his first chess problem was published by a New York newspaper.  As a 16 year old, he served with Paul Morphy as a contributor to Chess Monthly.  When ... Read More »