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War-Engines
War-Engines
Location: International
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eddie760
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Engines
Engines
Location: Kalamazoo, United States
Joined: 11/27/09
Last Online: 9/15/11
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  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #74: The Last Class

    Professor: Hello, class. They all greeted the professor as if saying goodbye. Professor: Don't look so glum. Rachel: Isn't this the last class? Zephyr: All good things come to an end. Lucian: Do they have to? Wei: Yes, but each ending is a t... | Read More

  • Reaping The Whirlwind!

    When I was still playing in tournaments I answered 1.e4 with various Sicilian lines (Richter-Rauzer, Accelerated Dragon, Paulsen and Taimanov systems, etc.) and the Caro-Kann. I always loved the Caro-Kann, and at the end of my career it became m... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More


    • Learning to Play Chess: Weekly Analysis #1

      One of the big concepts I have been encountering is the topic of match analysis and how it helps to improve your game. I thought it would be a good idea to post once a week 1-2 games I have analyzed, and then talk about what I learned from the gam... | Read More

    • In Conversation with International Master Jeremy Silman!

      (This interview was initially published in February 2015 on our blog; view it here!) From writing and playing to consulting and teaching, International Master Jeremy Silman has explored many facets of chess. He has not only authored over 35 ... | Read More

    • In the style of Mikhail Tal

      We have all studied the games of the great Mikhail Tal, his combinations and beautiful combinations. I admire his ability to turn almost any position into tactical battle where every piece is "hanging" and with every move comes new excitement. Eve... | Read More

      • Pancevski
      • | Feb 27, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - March 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 February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Feb 26, 2015
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    • The Best Chess Books Ever Part 1

      This is a huge chess topic. Almost everyone has an opinion on this, and below is mine. PART 1- THE ULTIMATE TOP 10 My System - Nimzowitsch This is most definitely not an unpopular choice. It is hailed by many as the greatest and most influential ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Chess Engines

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    A chess engine is a computer program which is capable of playing a game of chess.  Chess engines do not usually have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and are designed to be used with a separate GUI.  Commercial chess programs normally ha... Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »