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    • Hand Carved, Wooden Analysis Board

      It is hard to play a 9 round, 9 day chess tournament without.... uh.... inadvertantly walking into the onsite chess store. This is exactly what happened to me at the recent U.S. Open in Orlando. I was surprised at how much merchandise they had.... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Aug 29, 2014
      • | 132 views
      • | 3 comments
    • A full 1.d4 repertoire: help wanted!

      After spending three days developing the Caro-Kann resource with full service paid to each line in MCO, I find myself daunted at the prospect of doing the same for my 1.d4 repertoire. For this reason, I'm looking for assistance in producing in pu... | Read More

    • Chapter 1 - How to Reassess Your Chess (4th edition) by IM Silman (Part 1)

      Part 1 - The Concept of Imbalances "A sound plan makes us all heroes, the absence of a plan, idiots." -G.M. Kotov   Imbalances - Learning the ABCs Just about everyone has problems with planning. The typical player does what he feels like do... | Read More

    • Five Ways to Improve Your Chess

      Every chess player is constantly looking to improve their game, and there's plenty of debate on the best way to get better. Some players try to play as many games as possible, others solve countless tactical puzzles, and many study theory until th... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
      • | 169 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Five Ways to Improve Your Chess

      Every chess player is constantly looking to improve their game, and there's plenty of debate on the best way to get better. Some players try to play as many games as possible, others solve countless tactical puzzles, and many study theory until t... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Aug 9, 2014
      • | 556 views
      • | 10 comments

  • 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
    • | 4622 reads
    • | 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
    • | 2441 reads
    • | Misc

Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »