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  • 0 - 2000. A roadmap of chess knowledge.

    First I must make a disclaimer. The following list is based on nearly thirty years of playing and grinding my way up through the ranks as well as coaching chess to players in these ranks for nearly twenty years. The list is still highly subjective... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 7, 2013

    A few years ago at the US Amateur Team Championship East (USATE) I saw a gentleman who was age 93 playing for one of the teams. Apparently the story was that at age 90 he was advised to take up something mentally pro-active, the idea that those wh... | Read More

  • The Fried Liver's Identical Twin

    After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 we get the exciting Two Knights Defense. In that case, white’s most combative move is 4.Ng5 when 4…d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7!? is the Fried Liver Attack (an amateur favorite… the name alone makes y... | Read More

  • Russians do not Retreat!

    As the old chess legend goes, in one of his games GM Alexander Ivanov played Nf3-g5 and after his opponent answered with h7-h6, Alexander realized that the only reasonable move he had was Ng5-f3. After pondering for a while, GM Ivanov said "Russia... | Read More


    • Fried Liver, Traxler, Two Knights

      Learn how to play with and against the Two Knights Defense, a line of the Italian Game that is so aggressive some consider it to be more of a counter attack, than a defense.  | Read More

    • 3 Types of Opening Names

      There are 3 types of Opening Names: 1. Human Names: The openings that are named after the person/people who created the opening/make the opening famous Ex. Ruy Lopez, Najdorf, Petrov, etc.   2. Region Names: The openings that are named afte... | Read More

      • yoony123
      • | Jun 20, 2014
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    • Fry that liver!

      Years ago I took a fascination with this gambit.  Apparently I still know some of it! Were I my opponent, I would have played into the Fried Liver just to learn how to play it... Comment if you liked this article. | Read More

      • DandyDanD
      • | Jun 17, 2014
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    • THE DERP GAME!!!!!

      I play really high rated people in real life when I go to the State and National tournement, but I always manage to finish one on a sweep out, here is many games actually, won with the same oppening, THE FRIED LIVER!!!!!!! (The First Game is The F... | Read More

      • kylan511
      • | Jun 11, 2014
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    • Ice Harbor Parents and Friends 2014

      Ana and I have been looking forward to Ice Harbor for a long time.  It was a really fun tournament last year, especially since it's held at a hotel with a water park, so splashing between rounds is a distinct possibility.  It was fun again this ... | Read More


  • 2 New Chess Mentor Courses from FM Eric Schiller!

    Chess.com has commited to releasing at LEAST one new course every month for Chess Mentor. In January you got awesome new courses from IM Jeremy Silman and one from our very own Bill Wall (both EXCELLENT courses!!). For February we are releasing tw... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jan 30, 2008
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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 »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Christiansen, Larry

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    Larry Mark Christiansen, born June 27, 1956,  became an International Grandmaster without ever being an International Master first.  In 1977 he was awarded the title after winning an international tournament in Torremolinos, Spain (he to... Read More »

  • Stahlberg, Gideon

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    Gideon Stahlberg (1908-1967) was the leading Swedish chess player from 1929 (when he won the championship of the northern countries) to 1967.  In 1941 Swedish Grandmaster (1950) Gideon Stahlberg played 400 games on 20 boards (each loser being... Read More »

  • Charles, Ray

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    Ray Charles (1930-2004) was a blind musician (born Ray Charles Robinson) who learned chess in 1965 after being busted twice and hospitalized for heroin addiction.  He learned chess in the hospital where he went cold turkey after 17 years of d... Read More »