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    • Win Gold Membership

      Here is my second attempt to give someone a month long Gold membership! This time it will be really easy to qualify; simply answer a few questions here in the comments and you will have an entry into the contest. In a nutshell, I enjoy putting out... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 24, 2015
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    • OTB Tournament one for this summer finished

      Today was the last round of my this month otb tournament. It was the first out of four tournaments planned for this summer. See also http://www.chess.com/blog/Die_Schanze/my-upcoming-otb-tournaments I played only higher rated opponents and scored... | Read More

    • Prodigy Program - May 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in May. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 3, 2015
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    • Happy Anniversary - My first year on chess.com

      Hi everyone! Today I received a message from chess.com telling me that it was one year since I had joined.One year ago I knew little more than the basic rules of chess. I have improved much since then, but I have only now just started to realise q... | Read More

    • My story of developing my white openings

      That`s similar to my last blog entry with the black openings against 1. e4. My opponents when beginning all knew the 1.e4 e5 stuff well enough, but failed to 1. d4 d5 2. c4. So i played and improved my knowledge of 1. d4 d5 2. c4 and later also a... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • En passant

    • 823 Reads
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    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 »

  • 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 »