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  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Botvinnik vs. Tal (1961 Rematch)

    Throughout the second half of 1960 and the first few months of 1961, the world had an unusual sort of champion. Throughout most of the history of chess, its world champions have been -- at least to a large extent -- pragmatic and balanced players.... | Read More

  • Can you play like Fabiano Caruana?

    The Sinquefield Cup is a fantastic event! It is the strongest tournament in chess history, the players demostrate fighting, very "tasty" chess, and the coverage on the official website is amazing. Of course, the whole chess community must thank Re... | Read More

  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | Read More


    • La Joueuse ( Queen to Play)

      A chat today in my  group notes about kevin klein brought me back 3 years. It will be 3 years ago I watched this french film  La joueuse. English translation "Queen To Play".  Up until that time my only experience with chess was being around p... | Read More

    • Voynich manuscript/Are you be able to translate for me

      From wikipedia The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codexhand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum in the book pages has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern It... | Read More

      • lavin_arrt
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Slaying the Sciilian

      At the time of writing, time is 11:30pm Ist. I am upendra. 1704- FIDE It has been somtime since I have started chess seriously. Just finished exams. 1.e4 c5 The scicilian is a very common opening among top grandmasters and a lot of theory has b... | Read More

      • upen2002
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • frustrating internet connection

      really do not know what was happening tonight but found it extremely difficult to connect to chess.com,tried the usual suspects ,cookies ,internet history and the like ,run all my adware/malware /anti virus programs but to no avail...managed to co... | Read More

      • rampantlou
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • My games are disappointing

      My games are usually disappointing. They are  usually decided by immediate tactical  oversights and it makes me wonder, why do I  continue to play chess if my games are so  lame and unfun? When I get excited about  chess it is usually about t... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »