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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


    • King Safety

      I've spent a great deal of time playing against Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition, because for a few years I found it to be a pretty good way to get my chess fix. I was playing at instantchess.com, but quickly grew dismayed by the number of people ... | Read More

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    • ChessBase 13

      Here is a program great for tournamen players. It will analyze your games and make you a better chess player. ChessBase 13 Download Languages: German, English, Spanish, Dutch, French Delivery: Download Level: Any €99.90  ChessBase... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 13, 2015
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    • "How Do We Get Better?"

      "How do we get better?" "Uh...Follow the Golden Rule?" (The Pope is coming here to Philadelphia soon, so maybe he is a better one to ask...) After the "Q&A With Coach Heisman" show the above question was nominated by a viewer as best questi... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Aug 8, 2015
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    • 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


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 »