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    • Analyze Your Games

      With the new year came a new study plan. Besides reviewing master games, solving a lot of puzzles, and playing as much as I can, I will be focusing on analyzing all my lost and drawn over-the-board (OTB) games. I have developed a decent habit o... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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      • | 7 comments
    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 2)

      This is the second installment of the blog concerning the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, by many considered the greatest player to never be world champion. The last installment ended with Keres finishing with a good score in his first... | Read More

      • gara2021
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • Grandmaster Play! Well sort off! :P

      Okay I haven't blogged in a long time. Hope all you guys are doing good. I liked this game which I played online with an Indonesian. The fact that he played h3 & a3 assured me that his position weakened and that I had to go for the win which I... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Jan 17, 2015
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    • 25 Books Guaranteed to Improve Your Chess

      How to Improve The most common question I hear from chess students and friends is some version of "How can I improve?". Every strong player has heard this question countless times, and every aspiring player has asked it. My stock answer is to sol... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Jan 12, 2015
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    • Chess in Black and White: Endgame Lesson 1

      Defining the endgame is a challenge, and not nearly as black and white as many other parts of chess. Pun intended. Not only is a strict definition a challenge, but it also lacks importance to us. We are not interested in what move the game changed... | Read More


  • 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
    • | 4855 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
    • | 2752 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 »

  • Abramov, Lev

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    Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master.  He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957.   He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979.  In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move.  He is ... 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 »