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  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia.  Like Tal, Ozols was... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • Chess Lessons Exposed: A Tale Of 3 Offside Knights

    This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from various teachers so y... | Read More


    • Tricky Moves in Chess and Life

      Hi Chess Friends,   I haven't been playing much lately because I had a recent wedding and honeymoon, followed shortly by a lot of work and a move of apartments. The picture above is Mrs. CoachJKane, with some of our many moving boxes.  I rela... | Read More

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      • | Aug 31, 2015
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    • SCC Tornado

      Yesterday, I went to the Seattle Chess Club Tornado event, an event held every 4th Sunday of the month. It was my third tournament since I moved to Washington. My published rating was 1671, even though I was actually only 1597 at the time.  The ... | Read More

    • Free Master Simul with live commentary! Wednesday 2 September! Join now!

      Hi everyone, I'm happy to invite you at my simul wednesday 2 September, all can play (if you are new to chess, if you are expert, no problem! we play just for fun!) and it's completely free. I can play 30 games at the same time, so is importan... | Read More

    • Looking for a partner

      Hello to all chess friends here on chess.com. I’m an Italian player, around 2050 FIDE ELO, 51 years old, living with my family in Padova and enjoying chess in my limited spare time. I’m looking for one or two chess partners/pals (male or fem... | Read More

    • Simul 2.0!

      Hello everyone, I am going to hold my second simul. The first one went VERY WELL! Each ticket to play costs 5 USD. If you want analysis in depth of your game, it costs 20 USD.   When?: Monday September the 14th -- 8:00 AM EST     Where?: ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Adly, Ahmed

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    Ahmed Adly, born Feb 19, 1987, was the first Egyptian Grandmaster (2005), and the youngest-ever from Africa.  In 2001, he was African Under-20 champion.  In 2003, he contracted malaria while playing in a chess tournament in Nigeria. ... Read More »

  • Stroebeck

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    Village in the Harz Mountains, near Halberstadt in eastern Germany.   Legend has it that in 1011 A.D., Henry II of Germany decreed that the Wendish Count of Gungelin be delivered to the Bishop of Stroebeck, to be kept in solitary confine... Read More »

  • Correspondence chess

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    Perhaps the first reputed correspondence game of chess was played in 1119 by King Henry I (1068-1135)  of England and King Louis VI (1081-1137) of France. The earliest  known postal game was between a Dutch army officer named Freidrich W... Read More »