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  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More

  • The Cab Driver Who Knew How to Play Chess

    In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator

    This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential movies of all time: The Terminator! Is there any person on Earth who hasn't said "I'll be back," imitating the great Arnold?  Even though The Terminator is just a sc... | Read More


    • 25 Books Guaranteed to Improve Your Chess

      How to Improve The most common question I hear from chess students and friends is some version of "How can I improve?". Every strong player has heard this question countless times, and every aspiring player has asked it. My stock answer is to sol... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
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    • MODERN GAME

      Origins of the modern game[edit] The queen and bishop remained relatively weak until[13] between 1475 AD and 1500 AD, in either Spain, Portugal, France or Italy, the queen's and bishop's modern moves started and spread, making chess close to its ... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

      Now it begins, the change.   Now as I mentioned in Part 1 (which if you haven't read click here: http://www.chess.com/blog/KaydenTroff/the-end-of-one-road-beginning-of-another-part-1), I will now talk about the changes I made from a few tournam... | Read More

    • 40 Facts About Chess Most People Don't Know

      1. The number of possible unique chess games is much greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be about 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120.   2. The longest chess game... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 10, 2014
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    • Loving That Girl of Destiny

      I've got plenty of emails recently asking how to love a girl, specially if that girl is your soulmate, a girl who also knows how to play chess. I can tell that there are several ways to show your love to the person whom you love. One way around is... | Read More



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    see the tactis whit to play 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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »