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    • 960 right- and left-handed Benonis are just chess

      I'd annotated a few master games from the 960 Jungle collection with the theme "Can't anybody here play this game", but it depressed me. After watching enough masters play 1. h4, it makes you wonder if the other Schnargls will ever be ta... | Read More

    • Do you Suffer From Knight Blindness? Part 3 - Kamikaze Knight Patterns

      Hello Chess Fans,   If you miss tactical advantages, forks and attacks involving your knight or worse yet miss tactical dangers imposed by your opponent's knights, then you may be suffering from an infliction known as Eques Caecitas - Latin f... | Read More

    • Improve your chess : go positional !

      A question from one of my chess students was basically : My blitz results are decreasing, what are less attacking openings to play to get better results ? That is not an easy question to answer, as I believe that all chess players have their open... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Aug 15, 2015
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    • Master Games: The Conclusion.

      At this point, I will stop posting on the "Master Games" topic. I will instead move on to "Thought Process: How to think in chess" which will also be divided into several blogs. A big thanks to all my readers who are following my blogs! | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Aug 9, 2015
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    • puıɯ uı puǝ ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ uıƃǝq

       So I've been chronicling my goal to get better at Rook endgames. They happen once every two games in Master games, less at class level. Nonetheless, regardless of your strength, understanding these ideas will help me (and you) improve. Today we ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 5, 2015
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  • Tata Steel 2013 Round 1

    The 2013 Tata Steel Chess is taking place from 12-27 January in Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. This famous annual tournament has three separate single round-robin competitions, the A, B, and C Groups, each featuring 14 players. The strongest t... | Read More

  • Acropolis 2008: Fire On Board!

    Want to see some EXCITING (that is, NOT BORING) grandmaster games? Check out live coverage of the Acropolis 2008 tournament in Athens, Greece  >>Here<< (Tournament continues until Sunday, August 17, 2008)I've been following Chess.... | Read More

  • Building Chess.com: Part 9 - Opening to Middlegame

    It was three years ago that I first thought that the world needed a global chess community and set my eyes on Chess.com as the home for that community. Then in June 2007, after more than 2 years of work, Chess.com was opened to the public. It was ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jan 20, 2008
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    • | Misc
  • Inside Interview w/ CHESSMASTER Development Team!

    With the release of the new CHESSMASTER less than a week away, we wanted to get some insights into the new program and the thought that went into it. We were lucky enough to interview two managers of the development team about the upcoming release... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Oct 19, 2007
    • | 3144 reads
    • | Misc

Video Lessons



  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »