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  • The 5 Craziest Places to Play Chess

    Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings. Usually these games are played ... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding, Part 1

    Usually an article discusses a particular player, or tactics, or some positional concept. When I teach tactical motifs, you know that all the puzzles are going to be about tactics. If I am discussing a particular idea concerning a pawn structure, ... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a

    A reader recently recommended a game where White (a 2700 grandmaster) made use of an interesting maneuver he (the reader) had never seen before. After seeing the sequence below, many questions may arise, and one might be left wonderin... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1b

    Last week we looked at a structure that featured a central space advantage for White (two center pawns vs. Black's one) and a queenside pawn majority for Black. I discussed White’s most aggressive plan (a pawn sacrifice that creates a mobile... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 18, 2014

    In life, improvement is usually achieved by proceeding along the triangle "->Learn->Practice->Test->". In chess, this is "->Study->Play->Get Feedback->". Leave something out of the loop and you get diminishing returns. Thi... | Read More

    • Rematches

      I don't play rematches - here's why. All my games are played on my mobile device. To review games on a mobile device, it has to be done right after the game. No offense meant, I hope none is taken. | Read More

    • Watch Live Chess Tournaments Online in Android Mobiles

      Hi Friends, Most of the chess players  follow live chess tournaments (OTB) in the top websites like Chessdom, TV.. Etc. For android mobiles, in the play store there are a few apps available to watch live chess tournaments with stockfi... | Read More

      • yakoob22
      • | Sep 13, 2014
    • Terminator Wars (No Draws): Stockfish 5 64-bit 4CPU (3285) vs the World!!!! (Part 1)

      Terminator Wars (No Draws): Stockfish 5 64-bit 4CPU (3285) vs the World!!!! (Part 1)Editor's Comments: So I accessed the CCRL 40/40 tournament files for all top-tier competitive game engine brackets and have brought the community my first instal... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 12, 2014
    • Top Ten Chess Apps for Android Mobiles or Tablets

      Hi friends, Every day you see hundreds of new chess apps coming to play store. It is very difficult to pick best chess apps for your android smartphones or tablets.  I have been using android chess apps for a very long time and i have prepared... | Read More

      • yakoob22
      • | Sep 11, 2014
    • A Short Lesson For Offbeat Openings (Part 2) was Episode one. So to continue, I like looking for tactics in the opening.Here's one of my favorites:  Another favorite: New Opening Tactic Rules: Two pawns... | 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 »