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  • How Much Money Do World Chess Champions Make?

    Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game. Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from ch... | Read More

  • 17 Hand Positions Every Tournament Chess Player Must Know

    When you play chess online, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hands. But when you play chess at a tournament, sitting across the board from a real human opponent for up to seven hours each game, you MUST master the 17 key hand positio... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More

  • Max Harmonist

    February 10 commemorated the 150th birthday of Max Harmonist.  I first came across Harmonist in I.A. Horowitz's book, "The Golden Treasury of Chess" and was entralled by the included game: Max Harmonist2-10-1864 - 10-16-1907      B... | Read More

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More


    • Chessmaster vs Me

      Time limit is 60 minutes each. The opening is the sicilian dragon. More specifically the chinese dragon. I am confident I was actually better for most of the game. But in the end I got a draw. | Read More

      • johndoe007
      • | Jul 26, 2015
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    • Chessmaster vs Me

      Time limit was 60 min each. It is a king's Indian opening where I am playing black. I survived the opening, probably equalized in the middlegame, but died in the end. Not sure what went wrong actually.  | Read More

      • johndoe007
      • | Jul 25, 2015
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    • Season Review 2014/2015

      With the new ECF grades published (I gained 225 Elo points in the year to June 2015), I have written a short review of my past season on my blog. http://becomingachessmaster.com/2015/07/25/season-review-20142015/ | Read More

    • Tactics Tuesday 21 July - Find White's best move

      White has four checks, two of which are no good, and two worth considering. The solution is controversial.  http://becomingachessmaster.com/2015/07/21/tactics-tuesday-21-july-2015-find-whites-best-move/ | Read More

    • HOW Can a Computer Play This Badly?

      Messing around with different Android apps, I came across one called "Chess Free." I tend to avoid any app that is free, but I just needed something to play chess with when I was waiting on other things, so buying an app wasn't warranted.  I pla... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Jul 17, 2015
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  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »

  • Morphy, Paul

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    Paul Morphy, (1837-1884), was born in New Orleans, USA.  At the tender age of 10 he was already defeating masters.  A law school graduate at the age of 17, Morphy dominated the 1857 American Chess Congress in New York City.  In the ... Read More »