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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 1

    Curse of the Hasty Pawn Advance EvgeniyZh (1192) – raj475 (1324)ICC Live Game (30-0), 2014 1.e4 b6 2.e4 e6 3.e5 I’ve seen many sub-1500 rated players make this kind of hasty pawn advance, and I will take this opportunity to make a comment ... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 27, 2013

    "I read chess books and I understand them but when I get the same situations in a game I don't do the right things." This is a common complaint, but it is so generic that, unless I knew exactly what the viewer read and his chess situation, it is ... | Read More

  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 1

    For the past few years, since the fall of 2011, I had a really bad period in chess. I was really having trouble concentrating, not enjoying playing chess, and making many blunders. My nerves were shot and I couldn't calculate variations. In a shor... | Read More

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More

  • Johannes Zukertort, Master of Dynamics

    Johannes Zukertort was born September 7th, 1842 in Lublin, Poland. It’s always interesting to wonder what a person will eventually become — a life in the military perhaps, a businessman, will he struggle to survive, a doctor or lawyer, or will... | Read More


    • Survey on how many people know how to play chess that are not on chess.com

      I want to take a survey to see how many people that are not on chess.com know how to play chess. If the person can play a full game with you and does not just moves pieces idiotically put them down. Just post a number of people, I do not want any ... | Read More

      • zapchess
      • | Mar 25, 2014
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    • Reading Silman

      It has been a while since I have written anything so to all my fans I wish to say.... Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Haunika, Happy Ramadan, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday (even though you forgot mine), Happy Valintines ... | Read More

      • sparta68
      • | Mar 12, 2014
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    • Who taught you how to play chess? Please share your opinion.

      Let me start this topic. I learned how to play chess when I was watching my friends playing the game in the late 1950s or early 1960s. I stopped playing the game because I was dancing the ballroom dance, appeared in the movies as a bit playe... | Read More

    • Social Network and Chess

      As the matter of fact this site is mainly destined and used to play chess in many ways: live or correspondence. We are not talking about play chess itself, but focusing on its function as social network. I am very thankful to all my friends here ... | Read More

      • Q_Latifa
      • | Jan 24, 2014
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    • A Chess Movie Experience: My Role in Life of a King

      Me [probably speaking louder than I should]: "Hey, he's talking about the bishop but he's holding a rook!?" Director [whispering]: "What?" [waves hand dismissively] Me [definitely too loud]: "He's holding the wrong piece. I think we should cu... | 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 »

  • King's Gambit

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    The King's Gambit is a chess opening characterised by very lively and aggresive play which is the case for most gambits. It has been very popular in the 19th century, the era of romatic chess, where attacking chess was at his peak. Nowdays it is ... 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 »