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Engines
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  • Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World?

    Chess-playing computers are almost unfathomably strong, and they are improving faster than even the best human players. Three months ago, we took a look at the top five computer chess engines, and today the best two programs on that li... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • Can You Still Specialize In An Opening?

    In today's world of competitive chess, it is easy to imagine that you have to surprise your opponent every time. That you have to continually rotate your openings to avoid preparation. That you cannot develop a deep understanding of an opening wit... | Read More

  • Reader Questions: Agenda, Study, And Analysis

    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 heady mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of ... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More


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      Part I Writing (30 minutes)   Directions: For this part, you are allowed30 minutes to write a short essay on the following topic. You should write atleast 120 words but no more than 180 words.   Supposea foreign friend of yours is coming... | Read More

    • How to Cheat at Chess

      Cheating in chess is widely deemed to be the greatest threat to the future of chess. Many amateurs and even many professionals regularly state that cheating is rampant. Accusations pervade every level of chess from the lowest levels of online ches... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Jul 28, 2015
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    • Chess Structures in Practice - King's Indian Type I

      I write this blog to share some of the ideas from my book Chess Structures - a Grandmaster Guide, published earlier this year by Quality Chess. Each blog posts expands upon some of the concepts shown in my book, by analyzing a recent game amont s... | Read More

    • Tournament of the Engines (Round 5)

      The end is finally here the two best engines are Critter and Stockfish. They have played in a series of 6 games in an attempt to show which is better. The games where long and bruttle, some of the 100+ moves just to end in draw, but in then end...... | Read More

      • Hamguy123
      • | Jul 22, 2015
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    • Tournament of the Engines (Round 4)

      It is finally time for the best of the best, the four engines that have made it to this tournament can be considered some of the most powerful. For those who would like to see round 3 here is the link. It started out with Critter vs Fruit, in this... | Read More

      • Hamguy123
      • | Jul 19, 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 »