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  • Lasker's Chess Wisdom

    The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a famous mathematician and philosopher.  In his prime Lasker ... | Read More

  • 4 Tips To Bounce Back From A Tough Tournament

     The only thing worse than having a bad tournament is having to play another tournament immediately after. If you’re not careful, you may allow your poor performance to affect your subsequent results. Follow the tips below to bounce ... | Read More

  • Sac A Queen To Find A Mate! A Love Story

    We all have terrible ideas now and then. Typically, they stem from the crazy urge to sacrifice a piece. Even the best of the best can’t always resist. In fact, this series will pay tribute to those special moments when the game's most powerf... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More


    • Recent highlights of a chess teacher

      The past month was a really really busy one. Apart from chess editing and book/magazine writing, preparation for mid-year chess events took up much of my time. Naturally, when one's students win prizes or events, it makes the day of the coach. ... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.24.2015 - day 165

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Guenther Beikert in the French Cup Final in Lyon in 1991: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Roberts Grants in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1965: Black to move and mate... | Read More

    • How I came to play chess (Part 2)

      On the whole six year olds "back in the day" were a lot more hardy than they are today.  We had no computers, no 24 hour childrens tv channels, no mobile phones,  indeed at that age in the 1970's to use the house phone (if you were lucky enough ... | Read More

    • Saved by Peter Svidler

      Have you ever spent time working on your opening repertoire only to discover your results get worse instead of better? Having recently put a lot of effort into studying the Gruenfeld, I was optimistic about a new thematic tournament on Chess.com i... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.23.2015 - day 164

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Aldo Haik in Paris in 1983: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Georgi P Tringov in the Amsterdam Interzonal Tournament in 1964: White to move and mate in 5: Our reader Jan ... | Read More


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  • Abhyankar-Gokhale, Anupama

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    Anupama Abhyankar-Gokhale, born on May 17, 1969, is a chess master from India.  She was awarded the Women’s International Master title in 1985.  She married chess master Raghunandan Gokhale, chairman of the Mumbai Chess Association and Anupama... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Abrahamyan, Tatev

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    Tatev Abrahamyan is a Woman’s International Master (WIM) who was born in Yerevan, Armenia on January 13, 1988.  In 2005, she tied for 1st in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, but lost the play-off match to Rusudan Goletiani. In... Read More »

  • Chiburdanidze, Maya

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    Maya Chiburdanidze, born Jan 17, 1961, is a six-time World’s women champion for 13 years, from 1978 until her defeat by Xie Jun of China in 1991.  Her coach had been Eduard Gufeld.  She was USSR women’s champion at 15, won th... Read More »