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    • Challenging Position for White

      Here is a position from a correspondence game where I could not find a decent move. In fact, during the game I thought the position was lost. Whereas in my post-game analysis I am surprised to learn that there is one move that maintains a drawish ... | Read More

    • Chess.com University's Youth and Novice Camp Concludes - Video Recordings Available

      Chess.com University taught its online youth and novice chess camp from September 27th-28th, 2014. Chess enthusiasts from around the world gathered online to learn chess from popular Chess.com University instructors. Besides learning chess, camp... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Oct 10, 2014
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    • King's Indian Draw

      My opponent, playing White, started with the English Opening. Later the game transposed into the King's Indian Defense. Although this opening could offer tactical possibilities, the play we chose was relatively slow-paced and defensive from both s... | Read More

      • GIex
      • | Oct 9, 2014
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    • Analysing my losses #1: Feedback Wanted

      In one of his videos GM Yasser Seirawan advised, that the way to get better at chess is to present detailed analysis to stronger player. Thus I present a game where I lost. It's a game in which I didn't perform very well, but its still very much ... | Read More

      • ala_
      • | Oct 1, 2014
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    • chess game analysis

      One of our chess friends asked if it was possible to do a little analysis of their game, the video demonstrates how accurate play can thwart one move threats and how ignoring real threats leads to disaster.  Watch in HD to do the video justice ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

    • 1773 Reads
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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 »

  • En passant

    • 823 Reads
    • | 823 Reads

    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

    • 29 Reads
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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 »