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  • José Raúl Capablanca's Greatest Positional Wins

    José Maria Capablanca was a busy man. A lieutenant in the cavalry division of the Spanish army, he spent his limited free time playing chess with fellow soldiers. One day, his four-year-old-son José Raúl decided to reliev... | Read More

  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit

    Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambi... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take Chess.com and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More


    • In Conversation with National Chess Expert Macauley Peterson!

      (This interview was initially published in May 2015 on our blog; view it here!) If you’ve ever watched chess on the internet, the odds are Macauley Peterson was behind it. Peterson, a serial entrepreneur and Princeton alumnus, has been at ... | Read More

    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 2: Openings for White

      Let's get into more detail about my method. Know your openings thoroughly! Surprise! Openings are important at all levels. Well, unless you happen to be more talented than your opponent. But I’m assuming that some of my readers are not talente... | Read More

    • So why the blog ?

      The purpose of the previous two posts is simply background,  how I got to where I am.  The reason I am doing this is not simply to share anicdotes with people who play chess, but in this new age of computers and understanding to develop my game.... | Read More

    • How I came to play chess (Part 2)

      On the whole six year olds "back in the day" were a lot more hardy than they are today.  We had no computers, no 24 hour childrens tv channels, no mobile phones,  indeed at that age in the 1970's to use the house phone (if you were lucky enough ... | Read More

    • How I came to play Chess (Part 1)

      When I was very young, I had a friend Carl, who lived near my Grandma. I was so young that for many years now I have not been able to remember his surname.  Carl and I used to play chess when I visited Grandma.   When I was five we moved away f... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Pins

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    Pins are a commen tactic that usually occurs in the lower level of play. Also, pin means the the piece can not move because the king is behind the piece which is pined and you usually win material. Read More »

  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play 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 »