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  • 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Formation Attack Strategies Book (June 2012)

    Formation Attack Strategies The much awaited sequel to the best selling book, “Formation Attacks”, has arrived. “Formation Attack Strategies” is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 579 fabulous attack games from a... | Read More

  • 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


    • Is there Chess after Death???!!

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      • kboyer309
      • | Aug 12, 2014
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    • How to play chess extremely well

      How to play chess extremely well How to play chess really well so that you can achieve a respectable rating or playing ability A grandmaster is an extremely good chess player usually in the top 0.02% of all chess players or found on average 1 ... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Aug 7, 2014
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    • Of the insult of it all, having to play a "required" opening...

      truly is it fair to ask a player to play a "mandatory" opening ? A chess game is a place for people to play what they feel like playing in the circumstances.  Having tournament officials who primary aim is to "sell" the media coverage for profit... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 10, 2014
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    • 'Checkmate!' (a short story)

      The old man was deaf, had white beard and a brazen face. His sinewy hands were blistered from shoveling coal and like many other, manacled ones of the Camp, he walked with a crouch from days’ work of pushing overloaded wheelbarrow. Soon it stru... | 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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  • 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 »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... Read More »