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  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Read More

  • Expertise in Chess Players

    Learning and mastery of a skill is a complicated process, especially when the endeavor involves the mind. For reasons along this line, psychologists have studied how expert chess players excel. The famous psychologist Alfred Binet once stated, “... | Read More

  • Gain 100+ rating points quickly and start improving your chess

    Having been a chess master since 1981 my goal is to give back to the chess community everything I possibly can. I wish to share all my knowledge and enjoyment of chess with the world. You will be able to take the knowledge my simple teaching offer... | Read More

  • Riding the Winds of Fashion, Part 2

    In Part One of Riding The Winds Of Fashion, I talked about the Hübner Variation of the Nimzo-Indian and how, at one time, it was one of the most fashionable openings in the world. In the main example (Bruce Leverett – Silman, National O... | Read More

  • Riding the Winds of Fashion, Part 1

    When choosing an opening system, it’s important to pick something that is within your skill set, suits your style, and makes you feel excited whenever it appears on the board. You can pick an all-gambit repertoire (it might not be completely... | Read More


    • 4/14/2014: Update and SCID

      Gah! What a terrible tactics day. I got 20/45. I lost most of the ground I gained yesterday. However, of all the tactics I got right, here was my favorite: One of the other things I do besides tactics is review my games. I keep a database of my... | Read More

      • abshores
      • | Apr 14, 2014
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    • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - The Exchange Variation

      The exchange variation is the most frequent line you'll face in the 1.b4 opening (according to database). Some hotheads even call this variation a refutation of the Sokolsky Opening  However, as you will see it further, this "refutation" will ... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Apr 11, 2014
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    • My Debut in Online Chess

      GM Alexander Grischuk was once asked (http://www.crestbook.com/node/1322): "Alexander, how do you feel about correspondence chess? Do you use correspondence game databases?" His answer was: "I’ve got a database, but the given type of chess real... | Read More

      • KindRacoon
      • | Mar 30, 2014
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    • Chess.com University Chess 024: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players Part 1, Black vs. 1.e4

      Chess.com Members, 20 students have registered for Chess.com University's Chess 024: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players Part 1, Black vs. 1.e4. There is still room for 20 more students. *Class officially starts on Sunday, March 30th, ... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Mar 27, 2014
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    • How To Beat Chess Computers!!!

      This guide to beating Chess computers might help you to win a bit more often against Chess computers. A few things that really help are to be able to understand how they work and think, be able to predict what sorts of things they might not see an... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 24, 2014
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  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »