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  • Enlightened Chess

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More

  • Chess-Playing Machines

         Dr. Richard Eales' great book "Chess: the History of a Game" in part traces the popularity of mostly modern chess through time.  I was chagrined, however, by its minor mention of the Turk in this regard.  Obviously I consider the explo... | Read More

  • 5 Skills Chess Teaches Kids

    Chess can serve as an extremely powerful education tool. It instills key lessons that aren’t directly taught in the classroom. Through my own chess upbringing beginning when I was five years old, and later through passing on knowledg... | Read More

  • Perrin

         Although his association with Paul Morphy was somewhat minimal, Frederick Perrin's chess career was very often viewed though Morphy-colored glasses. When Morphy first arrived in New York for his national debut, Perrin was the first man h... | Read More


    • Why Hip-Hop is not just rap.

      Hip-hop is not just a cultural movement but a microcosm of culture. It is not just KRS-One, NAS, M.O.P., Tech N9NE or any other artist. This would be equated to the sum of its parts. But there lies different issues inside of Hip Hop. KRS-One in... | Read More

    • Anton Korobov vs. David Navara, European Championship 2015, Draw

      I usually share the games that i studied with commentary in Turkish because of the shortage of anotated recent games in my native language. However this game fascinated me with a lot of temporary pawn sacrifice ideas. So I wanted to share it with ... | Read More

    • I need more than reason

      Is the light of reason alone sufficient to know the mystery of God? In coming to a knowledge of God by the light of reason alone man experiences many difficulties. Indeed, on his own he is unable to enter into the intimacy of the divine mystery. ... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today – February 24: In Debalceve all "red lines" were once again cr

      This is Ukraine today – February 24: In Debalceve all "red lines" were once again crossed by Russia February 24 – 1 Ukrainian military was killed and 7 were injured in the ATO area in the last 24 hours, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysen... | Read More

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    • What is Truth?

      John chapter 18, verse 38 of the Gospel of John, is often referred to as "jesting Pilate" or "Truth? What is truth?", of Latin Quid est veritas?. In it, Pontius Pilate  questions Jesus' claim that he is "witness to the truth" (John 18:37)... | 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Tartakower, Saviely

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    Saviely Tartakower (1887-1956) was a Grandmaster from France (1950) who played for Poland in six consecutive Olympiads although he never lived there nor could speak the language (he could speak Russian, German, French, and English, and knew Latin ... Read More »