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  • Who Is The Architect Of Modern Chess?

    I am the proud owner of the obscure volume Pillsbury's Chess Career, published in 1922 by the American Chess Bulletin and written by two English amateurs, Philip Walsingham Sergeant and William Henry Watts. For several months i... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    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 good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab

    In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More


    • Significant Olympiad milestones in China's path towards becoming World Chess conquerors!

      The great Chinese juggenault has never been more apparent than in recent months. After their national team had won the Tromso 2014 Olympiad event, Chinese players have gone on to seize the top prizes in significant events around the world. Lu Shan... | Read More

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      • | Jul 27, 2015
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    • The First World Chess Champion

      This is the story of the first World Chess Championship. Now there are many different opinions on which was the first official championship, but the most widely accepted one was the match between Wilhelm Steinitz   and Johannes Zukertort. T... | Read More

      • Hamguy123
      • | Jul 19, 2015
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    • DONT RESIGN WHEN YOU ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO LOSE WHY DO YOU DO THAT YOU MAYBE HAVE A CHANCE.

      GUY'S i just have a question and that question dissapoints me.when i check my achivement history,it is told that i won cause my opponet resigned.this disapoint's me every time i check that.this is this tis thebest part tosay what i feell like at t... | Read More

    • Karpov -Sveshnikov Match

        Anatoly Karpov is one of the greatest players of all time. He became the World Champion in 1975 and held the title till 1985. From 1993 till 1999 Karpov was the FIDE World Champion. Karpovs rivalry with Garry Kasparov in their five World Cham... | Read More

    • Funny Chess Video

      An evoking match occurred between Kasparov and Short. They resorted to a classical start using e4. The middle game is where we saw the history of chess come up. One audience member, Rapier, was ecstatic about it and said, "That's how chess has b... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »