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  • The Top 6 Titled Tuesday Tactics

    Six Titled Tuesday tournaments are in the books, and the seventh is scheduled for today as the event moves to the first Tuesday of the month.  After thousands of master games, tightly packed leaderboards, and thrilling finishes, these event... | Read More

  • Enlightened Chess

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More

  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen's Best Endgame Wins

    Last week, we dissected Magnus Carlsen's positional mastery by examining two of his finest strategic victories. However, modern chess demands universality, and it is impossible to become world champion and attain the highest rating in history thro... | Read More


    • Crazy Tactics Team

      The group for players who love sharp and tactical chess. We are young, but fast developing team. This group is for players who are going to: Play our team and vote matches, fight for Our Cups. Take part in our forum discussions. Play live with ou... | Read More

      • EpicFreak
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    • Chess Coaching

      I really love chess. I play it not for money. But I offer you coach opportunity. I'm not titled, but I'm strong amateur. I use top engines, chessbooks for analysis. So what I can do: Train your blitz, bullet and rapid. Train your general skills o... | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Mar 3, 2015
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    • Zwischenzugs

      ZwischenzugThis is a German word that means an 'inbetween move' . Usually a zwischenzug occurs as an interpolation during a series of apparently forced moves. Because of this, zwischenzug possibilities can be difficult to spot for both sides, but ... | Read More

    • Trial Run....

      Gosh, what have I gotten myself into? Okay, so here goes.....I'm a writer deep in my bones and I haven't written in so long. This 'blog' idea just keeps creeping into my head, knowing we have this option on chess.com. So I've decided to go ahead a... | Read More

      • 4_Eternity
      • | Mar 2, 2015
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    • Playing Against the Latvian Gambit

      As we continue to review common responses by black to 1.e4 we find another "Surprise Opening"  that's seen more often in correspondence chess than in Master play - The Latvian Gambit - characterised by the moves 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5. It resembles ... | Read More


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  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play 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 not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »