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  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at least giv... | Read More

  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

  • Walter Browne's 9 Best Games

    Last week, chess fans received the sad news that GM Walter Browne had died at 66. Browne was a legendary chess figure in the United States, a six-time national champion, and a fixture in the strongest chess tournaments for decades. FM Mike Kle... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab

    In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More


    • Road to 2k: Ruy Lopez and Pressure Application

      When I first started out in May 2015, the first thing I wanted to learn was openings.  The reason for this is (from someone who was completely out of the scene 6 weeks ago verse you guys who probably forgot what that is like) is because openings ... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • gmjoey1's Nimzo Indian Defense, More of an Attack Actually (OTB, 1995)

      I love Nimzo Indian Defence, because Aron Nimzowitsch is the boss. Well there is this GM every chess.com fellow loves more, even worships... Say his name: gmJOEY1 (GM Rogelio Antonio) Previously I shared a detailed analysis of his most insanely ... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Creating and Exploiting Targets - Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to part 2 where we'll continue training your Nose to Sniff-Out TARGETS to use as Focal Points of attack.  It's Your Mission in chess to find Exploitable Weaknesses, either a pawn or a piece, that can be attacked mu... | Read More

    • Basic tips for people rated under 500

      I'm not a very strong chess player but I'll help those who are very new to chess. First of all, control the center. Those are e4, e5, d4, d5. Develop your pawns and minor peices first like knights and bishops and then majors like rooks and queen. ... | Read More

      • kkarla
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Xie Jun (Eighth Women's Word Chess Champion)

      Xie Jun Eighth Women's World Chess Champion                 Xie Jun was born October 30, 1970 in Baoding, Hebei. She is a chessgrandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »