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  • Talks a Good Game

         The following piece was written by Paul Hugo Little,     a rather diverse writer and a chess expert himself.    Many people have probably encountered someone     like the chess expert described in the story below. (The diagrams... | Read More

  • The 8 Best Chess Apps

    The mobile platform now dominates the Internet. Many more YouTube videos are watched on mobile devices (mostly smartphones) than on desktop and laptop computers combined. Two months ago, Google announced that the majority of its search... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • 7 Dumb Chess Ideas To Avoid This Year

    We've kicked off a new year, but beginning chess players still play the same unsound chess ideas that have been tried by inexperienced players for decades. Unless their opponents are similarly new to the game, players relying on these unsophisti... | Read More

  • The 10 Weirdest Chess Sets

    The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game. Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well. When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More

    • Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #6

      Chess has ‘boundaries of decorum.’   On all occasions play with dignity that does not go beyond the boundaries of decorum.  There are some moves in chess that blatantly suggest the opponent is a rascal and is looking for an opportunity to ... | Read More

    • JOB: QA Tester for Web and Mobile Apps is looking to add an additional passionate, experienced QA team member. We are developing a lot of new features for web and mobile and need more eyeballs to make sure we are delivering high-quality, bug-free products to our awesome membe... | Read More

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    • A sampler of Online Chess games

      I won't be playing in another face-to-face tournament until Thanksgiving (end of November), so here are a few recent Online Chess games with time controls of 1-3 days per move.  I've gotten quite fond of this format, though sometimes it's shockin... | Read More

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      • | Nov 4, 2015
    • Learning the basics 1.0- How to give checkmate!

      Today we're going to learn how to win a game of chess by checkmating the opponent's king! We'll first tackle the easiest way with two rooks and then we'll learn how to do it with a queen and king and then with only a rook and king. No we won't... | Read More

    • Better than the Rest – Hikaru Nakamura, the Original American Superhero

      Check out the original blog post here! The best chess player in the world right now is Hikaru Nakamura. Forget the household names – Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, and Kramnik, chess is changing, and so are the best players.   Hikaru has been du... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Maurian, Charles Amedee

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    Charles Amedee Maurian was born on May 21, 1838.  He was the closest and life-long friend of Paul Morphy.  They attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama together where Morphy taught Maurian how to play chess in 1853-54.  In 1... Read More »