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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 18, 2014

    In life, improvement is usually achieved by proceeding along the triangle "->Learn->Practice->Test->". In chess, this is "->Study->Play->Get Feedback->". Leave something out of the loop and you get diminishing returns. Thi... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Feb 21, 2014

    "I get really nervous during important games; what should I do?" "I get really worried about my rating. Do you have any suggestions?" I think these two questions, while undoubtedly different, are in some senses closely related. As I have noted, ... | Read More

  • The Endgames of Tromsø, Part 5

    By the fifth round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway, the field had been whittled down to eight players. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik faced Anton Korobov of Ukraine, Gata Kamsky played Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Andreikin played Peter ... | Read More

  • "100 Soviet Chess Miniatures" by P.H. Clarke

    This week I will be covering a very interesting old book called 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures. The games were selected and annotated by P.H. Clarke. This book is particularly unique because the games are entirely by unknown players, and the games ar... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: Jeremy Silman

     Even though today´s featured interview subject hasn´t played a serious game of chess in over a decade, he is an obvious choice for a presentation here on Chess.com. He is an International Master of chess and he has won the U... | Read More


    • First blog post. Crazy attacking game

      This is my first post. I am using 10min. games and this posting facility to reinforce what I learn. I came across Soltis book on pawn structures and was immediately inspired. Have adopted the Caro-Slav structures as a starting point and will be pl... | Read More

      • Antibody
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/11

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course. Battling the London System as black:  ... | Read More

    • High School Nationals Experience +

      Hello everyone! First blog post in a long while! Haven't been doing much since Im usually too lazy to write one :(! Enjoy the reading! The tournament was in San Diego, California, and since my grades were pretty good, my dad allowed me to play, a... | Read More

    • N. Bellon - J. Sklar 1-0 - opposite side castling

      The themes in this game include opposite side castling, the London System, and positional play.  As White, I had pressure on the e-file that plagued him the whole game.  Despite a few missteps (of course) I took home the full point.  Analysis b... | Read More

    • Game 7 of 100 - London System (Black)

      Tactic that decided the game: 25...Bxf6! Hanging Piece | Read More

      • Sir_Speedy
      • | Mar 30, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Colle

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    the colle normaly: or defeated: or colle zuzertork: there are too much other things in colle so i will now do london system: conclusion: i hope you learn! Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • Newspaper

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    Prior to the paper ending publication in 2003, the oldest newspaper chess column still in existence runs in The Illustrated London News, which first appeared in 1842.  The first newspaper chess column appeared in the Liverpool Mercury in 1813 and... Read More »