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  • The Deadly Attacks Of Romantic Chess

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ab... | Read More

  • Is Magnus Carlsen The LeBron James Of Chess?

    Who is the LeBron James of chess? The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship. LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

    • Men are better than woman in Chess ?

      Nigel Short says men 'hardwired' to be better chess players than women Nigel Short, proof according to one critic that there is clearly no direct link between chess-playing ability and intelligence. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters ... | Read More

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      • | Apr 27, 2015
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    • Review of the 6th simul in VIDEO & PUZZLES!

      Hello everyone! It was already sixth simul and I should say that opponents became even stronger! Some games goes on the scenario that I'm not expected, in some I made really tough blunders. My thoughts, my ideas you can find below in the video in ... | Read More

    • Staff Profiles: Shaun

      This is the second in a series of posts to help people get to know the Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Shaun McCoy, aka... Shaun! Where do you live? I make my living on the mean streets of South Carolina.  It’s a roug... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 27, 2015
    • 10 thoughts for you

      Hi all! Today, 10 briefly clarified thoughts for you. Enjoy, and make the most out of it ^^ 1. I'm a human being.Sure, I'm a 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands with blonde hair, going to college, speaking three languages fluently, and loving... | Read More

    • Intermission sic halftime show caan't forget the Arsenal Donnas!!

      Dem ya girls don't bend it like Beckham?! but like Bergkamp for no one does it better... What a strange thing is man! and what a stranger Is woman! What a whirlwind is her head, And what a whirlpool full of depth and danger Is all the rest ab... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »


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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »

  • Kaidanov, Gregory

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    Gregory Kaidanov, born Oct 11, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1988) who was Russian Boys under-14 champion in 1972.  He won the New York Open in 1990.  In 1992 he won the World Open, the US Open, the National Open, and the Novag Grand Prix.&nbs... Read More »