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  • More Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    In my first edition of Cracked Grandmaster Tales, I shared stories about Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas, Grandmaster Igor Ivanov, a tribute to Igor Ivanov by Boris Spassky, a short tale about an unknown grandmaster, and a story about the late Wa... | Read More

  • Who Will Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    If you follow my weekly column, then you probably noticed that I am a big fan of Magnus Carlsen. I like his chess style, his general attitude to play till the very end and his notorious disregard of the opening theory. I grew up at the height... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Overlooked Gem

    Officially released on September 16, the biographical thriller Pawn Sacrifice is the latest development in an ongoing chess renaissance. Directed by Academy Award-winning producer and filmmaker Edward Zwick, Pawn Sacrifice offers a ... | Read More

  • Tigran Petrosian And The Queen's Indian

    Tigran Petrosian, the ninth world champion, gained the title in his 1963 match with Mikhail Botvinnik. Thus the Botvinnik era came to a close, since the automatic rematch clause (which allowed Botvinnik to regain the championship after one year fr... | Read More

  • Chess Is Not Checkers!

    "Thank you, GM Serper for this profound statement. I would have never guessed it on my own!" Admit this was your first thought when you read the title of this article. Yes, chess is obviously not checkers and yet, when I was a kid, I heard this ... | Read More

    • Catching your opponent off guard using the Nimzovich defence

      Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was author of many opening ideas. One of which I like best to catch an opponent of guard is the Nimzovich defence 1. e4 Nc6. Black simply antagonizes e4 by covering d4 and e5 by the knight. If white plays 2.d4 black pla... | Read More

    • Cuestion de Estilos

      La semana pasada estuve atareado con trabajo, por lo que no estuve muy activo en Chess.com y no pude subir más notas (prometo continuar la semana que viene). Tuve que viajar a Mar del Plata, en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina) para acomp... | Read More

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    • Ke tlhoka ba botlhale ba ngkanetse(Sorry Setswana is my first language, good luck trynazi my spellin

      I need the ***logically*** adept to dismiss my treachery. 10 minutes ago · Quote · Edit · Delete · #1 Hiswill      Reabetswe Matsimenyane Manche 20 hrs ·    Uhm what was I gonna troll. Nah this one legit, bro. I h... | Read More

      • Hiswill
      • | Oct 1, 2015
    • Destruction at its Finest

      Everybody gets thrilled after a game of chess where they just wiped their opponent off the board. I'm not talking about slow, poitional chess where you grind out a 104 move win--- I'm talking about ego-crushing games that leave your opponent wonde... | Read More

    • How to be a young chess Grand Master?

      Have you ever wondered how a boy/girl become a Chess grandmaster before 20 years of their age?   Do you want to know the secrets of their success? Want to make your child a Chess Grand Master? This blog is exactly written to cater your... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • List of chess software

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    Chess software[edit] 1K ZX Chess Battle Chess Chess (Northwestern University) Chess (application) Chess Assistant Chess Crusade Chess Informant Expert Chess Mates Chess Titans Chess Tiger ChessBase ChessGenius ChessV Chessmaster CilkChess Colossu... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »