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  • 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

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More

  • Chess.com University's Prodigy Program - Final Details and Announcements

    This is a fully detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety whether you have already registered for the Prodigy Program or are reading about it for the first time. Want your child to... | Read More


    • What Happens @ Chess NYC Summer Camp

      Countdown & 2015 Summer Camp Guide Chess Fun & Training....& a Whole Lot More! Limited Space Upper East Side |West Side | Greenwich Village | New Brooklyn & New Hamptons Locations Too ! What Happe... | Read More

      • nycchess
      • | May 19, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - May 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in May. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 3, 2015
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    • Copycats can copy confidently

      Several chess coaches will warn you to not be a copycat (e.g. GM Seirawan in a video. GM Serper in a blog post) because this can act like a boomerang, against you. But chess is beautiful : there's many exceptions on the many "rules of thumb". On... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 29, 2015
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    • Don't Fear the Isolated Pawn

      When I was a kid, I attended a few chess camps organized by FM Alex Betaneli, the founder of the Wisconsin Chess Academy. Alex is an amazing coach and organizer. While I was a student the staff included many strong players and experienced coaches ... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Chess Tactical Vision Requires Spatial Intelligence

      We need a new and radically different way of teaching chess basics I want to challenge traditional basic education in chess. It is failing the beginner miserably. It is a boring death march after which only small numbers of them survive. The ques... | Read More


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