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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

    • Step Up to Step Back

      So I am studying a master game in the Queen's Indian Defense when I get to this position:   White had just played Qh5 and there is a ton of pressure on the King's side. How would you defend this position? If you see the best move right away, ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Apr 19, 2015
    • Maryland HS Championships 2015

      This chronicles my games at the 2015 Maryland Scholastic High School Championships (needs more consecutive capital letters). This tournament didn't really stand out that much, to be honest. A bunch of people chose not to come (Davydov, Nathan Janu... | Read More

      • Lugialord
      • | Mar 30, 2015
    • My 10 Most Memorable Games

        Hello and welcome to my chess blog! Feel free to read with this music on,or without it =)     My adventures in chess and the fights in the chessboard have been intense. But there are those moments ,games,that cannot be forgotten. ... | Read More

    • Carousel

      So i just started playing 1 minute chess, is like a carousel so fast x). I do not know i did play really well because in less time it is very hard to think for your move. I did win this one all le... | Read More

      • Sophiexxx
      • | Mar 18, 2015
    • Chess Rookie Is LOVING The Game!

      My handsome man recently taught me how to play chess and I love it! I'm turning 39 this month and I wish I'd learned year ago. Just shows it's never too late to learn :) Thank you, Don Prosser. | Read More

      • Cinderelly
      • | Mar 12, 2015
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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 »


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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 »


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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 »