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  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Is Chess Art?

    Is chess art? I bet that’s not the first time you’ve been asked that, or something like it. To the basic question, all kinds of answers have been offered, sometimes logical, sometimes passionate, sometimes contrived. Many might wonde... | Read More

  • GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz

    This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new. You... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More

  • The Man Who Saved Philidor

        "English chess owes more to the Rev. George Atwood than it does to any other person."    - Dale A. Brandreth, chess historian and collector extraordinaire      As most folks know, the custom of saving games didn't really begin in... | Read More


    • FM and FT Introduction (With Games)

      HI! My name is Sebastián Fell, from Argentina (so forgive me for my english), and I'm a chess enthusiast. I'm a chess player, coach, instructor, blogger, organizer, (kind of) arbiter, reader and more! As a player I have 2311 FIDE Elo, so I ... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Jul 23, 2015
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    • A chess epiphany: Talk to yourself

      I think I have discovered the key to playing far better chess (at least for me). Talking to myself. I'm not sure whether this statement is obvious or absurd (PsychCentral, for one, thinks it's healthy). I'll let you be the judge. But I know one ... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Jul 20, 2015
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      • | 2 comments
    • Blind Love

      Blind Love by Roland de Jesus   What can two lovers say, that their hearts haven't already said?  One is as wild as the wind, and as easy to hold, As stable as water crashing to the shore, With a temper as fiery as a volcano.   The othe... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | Jul 15, 2015
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    • The Deleted Forum Post Part 3

      The Deleted Forum Post Part 3   This is my reply to Bob; post #18   Bob, it is not Steph and Paul against the group, it is never going to be such as that. The truth of it is, it is what is spoken against GOD, and those who stand on GOD’S W... | Read More

    • CHESS.COM/TV Basic Rules & Guidelines for Participants

      Hello, Chess.com/TV Fans! For convenience sake, here you will find basic rules and guidelines for Chess.com/TV. For more in-depth info, look to the “Constitution” News post in the Chess.com/TV Group, And for MUCH more in-depth info on Chess.c... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »

  • Teichmann, Richard

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    Richard Teichmann (1868-1925) was a German player, born in Lehnitzsch Sach-Altenburg, Germany, and one of the top players in the world at the beginning of the 20th century.  He was blind in his right eye and wore an eye patch when playing in ... Read More »