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  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More

  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit Video Series

    Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambi... | Read More

  • 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


    • Any Tips on How to Make a New Player Enjoy Slow/No-Timer Chess?

      it's been 2 weeks since i have been teaching my 6-year-old son on how to play chess, i made the mistake on introducing the chessclock, blitz, and bullet chess too early... now i can't get him to enjoy a slow chess game...   any tips on how you ... | Read More

    • Learning Chess is Always Fun for the Young One

      for over a week now, i'm teaching my 6 year old son on how to play chess.  and day to day i look for things to make learning chess for him as fun as possible!   one key is to make it a BONDING EXPERIENCE WITH THE FAMILY.. here's my young lear... | Read More

    • Starting Out

      I'm not sure if anyone will ever read this, but I figure it's high time I put some of my writing ability to work and start chronically my journey through chess.   A little about me first though.  I learned how to play chess at the most basic st... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jun 30, 2015
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    • My Study Methods

      Recently I began thinking about my self-imposed training program. Time is at a premium, so to keep up with those 8 year old prodigies, I've had to become efficient with my time. Yet we all fall into ruts and what used to work can sometimes stop wo... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 14, 2015
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    • Foundational Rook v Pawn Positions

      So, I’m going through the excellent book, How to Play Chess Endgames by Karsten Muller. In it is this position was given a four star difficult.   Obligatory Video As with many of my other blog posts, you can find a video about it here or w... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 1, 2015
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  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play 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 »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »