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Engines
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  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • How To Play A Brilliancy

    Every serious chess player dreams of creating his own Mona Lisa — a game so beautiful and memorable that he will look back on it for the rest of his career.  Unfortunately, many players tend to equate the word brilliancy with fou... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | 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

  • 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


    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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    • Two Puzzles from the US Championships

      When is a human player better than a computer? Every so often a position arises in which a top-class human player can see the solution more quickly than a machine. The first of the two puzzles that follow (both taken from the same game) is just su... | Read More

    • Understanding the Grand Prix Attack

      Theme Song Background Music: To help absorb the information Lets begin our understanding of the Grand Prix Attack.To understand the Grand Prix Attack fully, You must first understand what the Grand Prix Attack looks like? In truth the Grand Pri... | Read More

    • Aggressive 2.Bc4 player's, Fail against the Sicilian Defense Part 2

      Topic 3: I will show you how to play as black to get an advantage/punish your opponents when they play 2.Bc4 against you in the Sicilian. So far I have showed you 1 move that black does which ends up messing whites whole plan 2...e6. So now th... | Read More

    • Tactic puzzle

      Sometimes it is good to check your chess games with a chess engine after the game, to see whether you missed a few things. It is even better to learn new tactical tricks from chess engines in that way. I just played a game and Stockfish showed a... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 10, 2015
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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 »