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  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would ... | Read More

  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • How To Learn An Opening And More

    Chess.com member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More


    • Puzzles Using the Game of the Round 1 at the 2015 Sinquefield Cup (Aronian-Caruana)

      2015 Sinquefield Cup Quick Links Dates: Aug. 22 - Sept. 3, 2015 On Twitter On Facebook The 2015 Sinquefield Cup will bring together some of the world's best players between August 22nd and September 3rd, 2015. - See more at: http... | Read More

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    • MECHANICAL REACTIONS IN CHESS

      Today, we have an interesting topic to talk about. Normally, the term ‘mechanical’ refers to something that is operated by a machine. Hence, we can also describe it as something that is done automatically. But how do we relate this term to... | Read More

      • smsugumar5
      • | Aug 24, 2015
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    • In Conversation with Grandmaster Yury Shulman!

      (This interview was initially published in August 2015 on our blog; view it here!) Grandmaster Yury Shulman is one of the strongest players in the USA and in the world. He’s the top player in Illinois and is currently ranked 26th out of all p... | Read More

    • Announcement - Ask questions from Alexander Shabalov

      GM Alexander Shabalov the recent winner of the US Open is answering your questions next Sunday. The interview takes place here on www.chess.com on  live chess window  using the analyses board. We can accommodate only first 22 registered aficio... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Aug 17, 2015
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    • Improve your chess : go positional !

      A question from one of my chess students was basically : My blitz results are decreasing, what are less attacking openings to play to get better results ? That is not an easy question to answer, as I believe that all chess players have their open... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Aug 15, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • 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 »