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  • The New #ChessMonday Marathon

    You might have noticed a big change to the TV schedule the last few weeks. To bring you the best-possible chess viewing experience, launched the #ChessMonday marathon last month, packing each Monday with back-to-back chess show... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons To Watch The Streamers Challenge

    The Let's Play Streamers Challenge will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. Pacific on and Watch the most popular chess video streamers in the world go head-to-hea... | Read More

  • The 8 Best Chess Apps

    The mobile platform now dominates the Internet. Many more YouTube videos are watched on mobile devices (mostly smartphones) than on desktop and laptop computers combined. Two months ago, Google announced that the majority of its search... | Read More

  • Who Will Have The Faster Finger In Death Match 32?

    We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz. The match will be three hours of bli... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on's ... | Read More

    • Chess Openings

      Preface: The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.) Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More

    • Black Plays The Wing Gambit

      FYI: In chess Wing Gambit is a generic name given to openings in which White plays an early b4, deflecting an enemy pawn or bishop from c5 so as to regain control of d4, an important central square. (Or in which Black plays ...b5, but Wing Gambit... | Read More

    • A game full of mistakes

      So I was searching for a person to play on live chess.  I looked at my graph, and I was looking for a game with standard timing (no blitz, bullet, lightning).  I the only person that was in standard was a person rated around 800 with a 22 timing... | Read More

      • durick
      • | Nov 25, 2015
    • Come Play Me!

      Starting after this blog is posted, I will be playing 5 minute + 5 seconds increment U* in Live Chess Here. Anyone that wants to play can challenge me Time Control is again 5 +5inc U. (*unrated only please) I will play against ANYON... | Read More

      • IMShanks
      • | Nov 24, 2015
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    • International Master simuls on Sunday

      Hello Friends, I am Attila Turzo, an International Chess Master. I will organize 2 simuls on Sunday   The first simul will be on Sunday at 10:00 am London time.  9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney  8:00 pm Brisbane  7:30 pm Adelaide  7:00... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • 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 »