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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Totally Unreal' Endgame

    Last week, we examined the depths of my chess ineptitude for the first 21 moves of a recent blitz game played on the Chess.com live server. Join me, grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, and the fictional voice of Stockfish 6 as we now analyz... | Read More

  • You Won't Believe These Miracles On The Chessboard

    At its heart, chess is a logical game. Every move — no matter how outwardly mysterious — can be explained and rationalized. To be sure, an idea can (and often should) violate general principles, but it still must satisfy the ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: Ridiculous Endgame

    Last week, we presented the first part of my intermediate-level blitz chess game, annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili and checked by Stockfish 6, in an effort to learn from my predictably subpar play. Now, let’s proudly conclude th... | 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

  • Game Of Thrones Or Chess Puzzles?

    IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires. But even Chess.com’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this. This Sunday... | Read More


    • My Simult With IM Attila: An analysis of the a6 Slav

      Saturday, I participated in IM Attila Turzo's weekly Simult. Its really a great service that Attila is providing in offering these simults as he gives weaker player a chance to play a longer time control game against a strong opponent. More than t... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jul 26, 2015
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    • Melik and Me: 7/17/15: Ice Cream Social

      The Three Stooges gather once again to honor Melik's absense with another great eposide of Melik & Me. But don't worry, Melik makes an entrance in spirit as the boys review a fantastic wins of Melik's against none other than the legandary GM S... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jul 16, 2015
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      • | 3 comments
    • Today's tactical tricks 16.07.2015

      Hello and welcome. From this day on I will be starting a new series here on my chess.com blog. I will be posting three puzzles each day. Most of them will be tactical puzzles, but occasionally there might be a few strategical ones aswell. The pu... | Read More

      • MrUlekleiv
      • | Jul 16, 2015
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    • Game Analysis

      Hello everyone. I really would like to get my tournament games analyzed. But howdo I insert chess diagrams and games onto blog posts on this site. I have found lichess.com, but can I get some examples of PGNs? I know I have to analyze it myself f... | Read More

      • kkarla
      • | Jul 14, 2015
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      • | 2 comments
    • Needed Game Analysis

      I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some advice on how i could improve my game. All help is welcome. | Read More

      • hlgchess
      • | Jul 11, 2015
      • | 212 views
      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • The Lolli Positon: K and Q vs K and R

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    Giambattista Lolli (1698 in Nonantola, Italy – 4 June 1769) was an Italian chess player. Lolli was one of the most important chess theoreticians of his time.  He was one of the Modenese Masters. He is most famous for his book Osserva... Read More »

  • Abbazia Defense

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    A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Ab... Read More »