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  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • What is Hikaru Nakamura's Favorite Food?

    Chess.com recently sent an e-mail survey to its titled players to find out their preferences on a wide variety of subjects, including blitz chess, music, television, schedules, food, and drinks. Some 71 chess masters filled out th... | Read More

    • Liga Brasileira e o time Santa Catarina

      Desde 2014, vários times estaduais e regionais do Brasil disputam um campeonato de xadrez on-line (por correspondência) no site www.chess.com. Se trata da Liga Brasileira, da qual em 2015, participam 8 times: Nordeste, Norte e Centro do Brasil... | Read More

      • GoodPawn
      • | Aug 27, 2015
    • The *unfair Team* blacklist of TCP

      The *unfair Team* blacklist of TCP    GREECE_LOVERS  cancel the Team Match with 100 members at the start moment     "MONIKA"  delete over half members from Team Match ! | Read More

    • Puzzle #1 solution

      Hi at all! I shared with you some time ago this puzzle, now I share the solution with my explanation and with your solutions  Here the video (with subtitles in italian) are you ready for the next puzzle?   Follow me Facebookhttps://www.f... | Read More

    • Nice to be back

      I haven't been able to play much rated chess since the NJ team tournament as I was busy with a new job, buying a home, etc... I found myself with some free time last Tuesday and so I went down to the Metrowest Chess Club looking for a side game,... | Read More

      • RobKing
      • | Aug 25, 2015
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    • Putin’s Hostages Sentsov & Kolchenko.

      Putin’s Hostages Sentsov & Kolchenko   This Is How The Image Of ‘Terrorists’ Was Created For Kidnapped High-Profile Ukrainians words by Hromadske.TV edited by Damian Kolodiy produced by Maxim Eristavi and Maria Zhdanova Get up ... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Aug 25, 2015

Video Lessons


  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »

  • Biyiasas, Peter

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    Peter Biyiasas, born Nov 19, 1950 in Greece, is a Canadian Grandmaster (1978) who later moved to the United States.  He has won the Canadian championship twice (1972, 1975).  In 1978 he won the World Open.  In 1981 Bobby Fischer sta... Read More »

  • Sultan Khan, Mir

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    Mir Sultan Khan (1905-1966) was the winner of the All-Indian championship and in five years he was the winner of the Championship of the British Empire three times and played on top board for England in three Olympiads.   He was born in ... Read More »