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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • The Mysterious Chess Doctor

    There are many famous personalities in the history of chess. People talk about them, write books about them and follow their games. But there is an even bigger number of unknown chess players who never achieved any great tournament results or disc... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: Modern Play

    In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5. Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More


    • top 10 players ever lived

      this is my list of the top 10 players ever lived     10 alkheine 9spassky 8morphy 7kramnik 6anand 5karpov 4lasker 3  kasparov  4  the human chess  machine capablanca         1  the legend of legends tactical monster bobby fi... | Read More

    • Playing Against the Sicilian with the Alapin Variation - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans,   If you've been following along, I've covered How White should Play against most of Black's responses to 1.e4.  Today we will cover White's rebuttal to the most frequently played variation and one of Black's strongest defens... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.17.2015 - day 97

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov won against Grandmaster Christian Bauer in Cap d'Agde in 2012: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov beat Jonathan Speelman in a rapid game in Madrid in 1988: Black to move and checkmat... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.16.2015 - day 96

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Julien Morison in a simul in Ciamannacce in 2012: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Geir S Tallaksen Ostmoe in the Gausdal Byggern Masters tournament in 2005: Whit... | Read More

    • Analyze Your Own Games (Yusupov Style)

      A few months ago I wrote a blog post entitled, Analyze Your Games. Now I am studying, and blogging about, Training for the Tournament Player (TftTP), by Dvortesky and Yusupov, and what do you think is the title of their book's second chapter? Y... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... Read More »

  • Bareev, Evgeny

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    Evgeny Bareev, born Nov 21, 1966, is a Russian Grandmaster (1989) who was World Under 16 Champion in 1982.  In 1990, he tied for 1st in the Soviet Championship.  In 1999 he was ranked 3rd in the world, behind Kasparov and Karpov.  His highest E... Read More »