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  • Game Of Thrones Or Chess Puzzles?

    IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires. But even’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this. This Sunday evening... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on's live serve... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

    • Tactics Trainer only for Blitz Players ?

      I mainly play Online Chess which usually gives 3 days per move. I also like to try solving puzzles on Tactics Trainer. On many sites puzzles are not against the clock, but the are here on this site. Which means bizarrley, even though you may get a... | Read More

      • pickpoint
      • | May 23, 2015
    • Mates in my games found by Stockfish.

      There are several good ways to improve your chess by using Stockfish. I have used it to complete some games which had expired due to the clock and can see it is efficient for end game study. Unfortunately I have little time to study chess and usu... | Read More

      • dvdinjp
      • | May 23, 2015
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    • My OTB chess cheating

      Back in the days when I was a member of a chess club, I once cheated in an OTB game. My opponent was very lower rated. The cheat happened in this position Of course I calculated the easy winning continuation in my head .o0( 1... Bxe4 2.Nxe4 Qxe4... | Read More

      • pHUMpK1Ns
      • | May 21, 2015
    • OTB Tournament Game 1/7

      Here is my first game from the just finished tournament. I had the black pieces against some guy with around 2100 FIDE Elo and a national rating in the mid 1900s. So he was favorite as i am only a 1600 guy. The timecontrol was two hours for 40 mov... | Read More

    • Marathon Bullet Game

      In the chess world, bullet games are meant to be fast. With only 1 or 2 min to start on the clock, and a few seconds of incrememnt at most, bullet games should be able to finish within 2-5 minutes. Or, so I thought. Last month, I was playing a 1... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | May 16, 2015

Video Lessons


  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Denker, Arnold Sheldon

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      Arnold Sheldon Denker (1914-2005 was a onetime boxer and boxing manager (won three successive Golden Gloves bouts by knockouts).  He won the New York State championship in 1938 and 1939.  He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championsh... Read More »

  • What did Bobby teach you?

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    He was one of the strongest players in the whole world...but little is know about his life. He was born in America (March,9 1943) and he quickly became the first American to win the official World Chess Championship. He was very very young when he... Read More »

  • Bughouse chess

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    Bughouse (also reffered as tagteam and siamese chess) is played with two teams of two, using two sets. Each player on the team plays a different color than their partner.  It begans as normal blitz chess, but every piece a player captures, he... Read More »