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  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • Mr. Bone

    Mr. Bone(Aug. 31, 1810 - Dec. 14, 1874)       William Bone, along with the Rev. Horatio Bolton, is considered to have been one of the two best early English chess problemists.  John Augustus Miles, a problemist (who knew them both and stu... | Read More

  • Reader Questions: Agenda, Study, And Analysis

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the, “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a heady mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of ... | Read More

  • The Man Who Saved Philidor

        "English chess owes more to the Rev. George Atwood than it does to any other person."    - Dale A. Brandreth, chess historian and collector extraordinaire      As most folks know, the custom of saving games didn't really begin in... | Read More


    • Book Review: Sergey Kasparov's Swamp

      “A Cunning Chess Opening For Black” – Sergey Kasparov New in Chess   “Lure your opponent into the Philidor swamp!” promises the subheading on the book’s cover, accompanied by a ghastly green-and-brown photo of – literally – a s... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 27, 2015
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    • May and June Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1752 Year to date: +222 At the beginning of the year I identified several of my chess shortcomings that I thought were holding me back from crossing the 1600 level. They included: Lazy/impatient thinking Misunderstanding the positi... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 11, 2015
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    • Spirit of Greco

      Should aspiring chess players study the games of players who have been dead for more than a century? In an interview conducted while he was World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik answered in the affirmative. I think that if a player wants to achieve mu... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Jul 7, 2015
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    • A nice game (philidor defence)

      Hi guys, this is my 2nd game I post today.  I played with black against someone with 1800, who doesnt understand the ideas of the philidor defence.   | Read More

      • SKh94
      • | Jul 4, 2015
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    • Winning with K+ Q v K+R

      This ending is harder than generally realised.  Ending textbooks usually mention the Philidor position, and state that the stronger side (White) can win by driving Black to the edge of the board, but underestimate Black's defensive resources. Th... | Read More

      • DavidMMIX
      • | Jun 26, 2015
      • | 220 views
      • | 3 comments

Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • Cafe de Regence

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    Perhaps the most famous of coffee house where chess was played.   This coffee house was opened up in Paris in1718.  Chess players from Café Procope moved to the Café de la Regence.  Around 1740 chess players gathered there to play chess.  P... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Antoshin, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin (ahn-TOE-sheen) was born on May 14, 1929 in Moscow. In 1954, he was part of the Soviet team that won the silver medal in first ever Student Chess Olympiad in Oslo.  He played 1st reserve.  Korchnoi played board 1.... Read More »