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  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know

    If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that Chess.com offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... | Read More

  • The Two Best Coaching Groups @ Chess.com

    NM aww-rats free video lessons group Dan Heisman Learning Center If you join and take advantage of what we offer, your chess will improve! It's really no contest if you look at what we offer. No other coaching group compares on all fronts: 1) ... | Read More


    • Openings for the Positional Player

      Today, I wanted to share with all my followers a few very instructive videos from my ChessBase DVDs on white openings. The opening plans provided are well known as being very solid and efficient to both club and master level players. The first vid... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Jul 30, 2014
      • | 270 views
      • | 1 comment
    • JOIN TO CHESS SOCIETY!

      JOIN: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=4771******Welcome to CHESS SOCIETY!For you who want to play team matches, vote chess games, and tournaments together with other mates from all over the world! Now 3,050+ members. We're #4 on the vote chess... | Read More

    • Knowledge vs Belief (chess psychology)

      You might have noticed that a lot of my blog posts are inspired by my students and this one is no different. I think I am very blessed because my students are very diverse - what is a tough issue for one seems a non issue for the other, while this... | Read More

      • TVEDAS
      • | Jul 27, 2014
      • | 531 views
      • | 5 comments
    • About 'My Take'

      In my blog articles about openings, you will find a section called My Take. This section is just my observations after going over games with the topic opening. You will also find a link to the games I used for these observations. Here is the pro... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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    • B70 - Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

      Before reading this, I would suggest reading about the Sicilian: http://www.chess.com/blog/kleelof/b20---the-sicilian-defense           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence,_Dragon_Variation     This video is quite ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 Reads
    • | 333 Reads

    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

    • 208 Reads
    • | 208 Reads

    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 Reads
    • | 305 Reads

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • The Wikiopenings to Choose

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    Please may we have openings with a game (diagram) and name of the opening. this is in the comments. E.g. Diagram of opening below and name of opening below. Read More »