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    • 2013-2014 Training Recap

      My chess "fiscal year" ended June 30, 2014, when I completed my first year of serious chess training in my effort to achieve a herculean goal as an adult improver in his mid-forties. So how did it go? It generally went well. I know I have im... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 10, 2014
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      • | 9 comments
    • How to get the most from master games

      How to get the most from playing over master games | Read More

    • Chess.com University Seminar: Using Fritz and ChessBase Reader to Analyze Games and Create PGN Files

      Many Chess.com University students have had trouble creating, viewing, and editing PGN files. Students have also struggled at installing and using chess engines in Fritz and/or Chessbase. These days, it is very useful to know how to use programs... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jun 29, 2014
      • | 1204 views
      • | 11 comments
    • First Blunderless Game!

      This is a game I played with a Strong Indian Player.  Practicing tactics & studying grandmaster games has helped me to play better and more accurately. Here's the game Have fun :) Note: I just inserted two lines that "Infinite Analysis" ... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Jun 3, 2014
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    • How I Became Interested In Chess

       Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life.  This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment.  I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournaments.... | Read More

      • Ryan_May
      • | May 9, 2014
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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
    • | 4574 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
    • | 2376 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 »