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    • Pay Attention to your pieces!

      This is another game analysis report brought to you from the Move by Move Chess Improvement group About every week I select 1 game from the Group Forum to be analyzed for my blog. Now we stop for an Opening puzzle: How would you finish de... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Mar 19, 2015
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      • | 3 comments
    • 3-14: Pi Day/Hikaru vs. Chess.com

      Its Pi Day! And today, we have Hikaru playing 2 hours of chess against chess.com members. I didn't participate. Now let me do this game analysis on a game I did recently: Right away, we can see in the opening that White will be attacking, as bl... | Read More

      • JJZ03
      • | Mar 14, 2015
      • | 140 views
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    • Mikhail Tal (Eighth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Mikhail Tal Eighth World Chess Champion     Mikhail Tal was the eighth World Chess Champion. He lived from November 9, 1936 to June 28, 1992. Tal was a Latvian world chess champion. He achieved his title in the 1960 world chess championshi... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - March 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 February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Feb 26, 2015
      • | 3031 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Post Game Analysis - A Simple Approach

      I've recently been asked by a few players how to approach post game analysis. I've finally had time to sit down and put together this blog explaining my approach to post game analysis. The first thing I would like to address is whether or not pos... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Feb 19, 2015
      • | 304 views
      • | 9 comments

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

    • 1773 Reads
    • | 1773 Reads

    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 »