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    • D06 - Queen's Gambit

        The Queen's Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 d52. c4The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. It was mentioned in the Göttingen manuscript of 1490 and was later analysed by masters su... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 7, 2014
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    • Israel at War

      Israel at war!I'm not going to write about the the Midddle-East conflict it's a chess blog. So who's the opponent? Richard Rapport.The young Hungarian Grand master is well known for his aggressive style of chess and creative opening repertoire. He... | Read More

      • dortam888
      • | Aug 21, 2014
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    • The Grandmaster’s Secrets

      “DO YOU WANT TO GET THE CONCRETE GUIDE ON WHAT AND HOW EXACTLY YOU SHOULD TRAIN TO BECOME A GRANDMASTER?” “Do you want to know how Grandmasters think during a game of chess?” “Do you want to know the secrets of the professional players... | Read More

    • Chess 025 Detailed Announcement

      *This post is almost the same as initial Chess 025 announcement but we've added details such as the syllabus and start time of the orientation session.* After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its ... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 9, 2014
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    • Chess 025: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players, Part 2: Black vs. 1.c4, 1.Nf3, and Others

      Update: Details posted here: http://www.chess.com/blog/GeniusKJ/chess-025-detailed-announcement Dear Chess.com Members, After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its fifth college-like chess course!... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 6, 2014
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  • Nakamura Atop Sinquefield Quartet

    Hometown GM Hikaru Nakamura is protecting his turf perfectly so far at the first Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, but today he wrestled for the win instead of unwrapping any gifts. A game of swings with fellow American GM Gata Kamsky ended with the ... | Read More

  • Zurich Chess Challenge Round 3

    Vladimir Kramnik continued his strategy of avoiding his normal opening repertoire in dramatic fashion in round 3 of the Zurich Chess Challenge. Kramnik surprised the audience, commentators and his opponent Fabiano Caruana by playing the dynamic B... | Read More

  • 2010 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    How well did you do in the 2010 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? Despite the questions being harder this year, the standard of entries was ... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Interview!

    One of the most anticipated publishing events of the year is the release of the new book by Garry Kasparov. Published by Everyman Chess, it is the second volume in the series entitled Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. On Monday, September 29, 2008,... | Read More

  • Topalov Leads At Halfway Point In Bilbao

    After another day of tense struggles in Bilbao, all games in round 5 were drawn to leave Veselin Topalov (pictured) top of the standings at the halfway point of this ultra-powerful tournament. The pick of the day's games again featured young Mag... | Read More



  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from white, as well as its conflicts with some... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan V... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • 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 »