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  • The Art Of Beating Yourself

    In chess, ego is king. Thus one often hears a player who just lost saying, “I beat myself!” The old “I beat myself!” is often a way to convince yourself that you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn’t for this... | Read More

  • The Terrifying Grinder Of Chess

    The title of this article sounds like the name of a cheap horror flick, perhaps a low-budget rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A spine-chilling monster known as the Grinder terrorizes the inhabitants of a fictional town... A quick... | Read More

  • Who Will Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    If you follow my weekly column, then you probably noticed that I am a big fan of Magnus Carlsen. I like his chess style, his general attitude to play till the very end and his notorious disregard of the opening theory. I grew up at the height... | Read More

  • The Best of the FIDE Grand Prix -- 2014

    Uncle Yermo is here with commentary on the Baku FIDE Grand Prix! Twelve super grandmasters have been assembled to compete for a spot in the Candidates Tournament of 2016, and Yermo has all the hot takes, highlights, and insights you are seeking. T... | Read More

  • The Only Certainties: Death Matches And Taxes

    If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing. But don't fret! As th... | Read More

    • The Knight - Lesson Zero

      In my last exciting blog post, I talked about a new series on the Knight. The skill levels will vary, but they will all be about Knights. I was inspired to write about the Knights as I am going over this subject with my two young chess students wh... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Nov 27, 2015
    • Checkmates of the day 29

      World Champion Vladimir Kramnik won against the currently best american player Hikaru Nakamura in Monte Carlo in 2011: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against the currently best russian player Alexander Gri... | Read More

    • Thoughts on Magnus

      Magnus Carlsen, the current world chess champion, is experiencing a 4-year low in rating. He blundered a piece against a comparatively "weak" 2500 GM. Why is this happening? What is happening to the best player in the world? Of course there are m... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Nov 19, 2015
    • Opening Ideas and Innovations: Taking the Next Step

      Check out the original blog post here! Over the weekend, I decided to play a G/15 quad, and even though I was easily able to reach a score of 2.5/3 (my quick rating is low, so I played mostly inferior opponents), I saw a game in the top quad that... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 25

      World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat Slovakian grandmaster Sergei Movsesian in the blitz world championship in 2010. White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov won against top french player Maxime Vachier Lagrave in 2010... | Read More

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide in homes, urban parks, clubs, online, correspondence, and in... 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 »

  • Chess prodigy

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    A chess prodigy is a chess player that has amazing talent and will hopefully be a strong GM in the future. Usually they learn chess at early ages such as 5 or sometimes start rather late such as 10 or 11. Sadly lots of chess prodigies don't fulfil... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »