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  • 17 Hand Positions Every Tournament Chess Player Must Know

    When you play chess online, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hands. But when you play chess at a tournament, sitting across the board from a real human opponent for up to seven hours each game, you MUST master the 17 key hand positio... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator

    This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential movies of all time: The Terminator! Is there any person on Earth who hasn't said "I'll be back," imitating the great Arnold?  Even though The Terminator is just a sc... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #46 - The Fortress and the Cage, Part 1

    Professor: Good evening, class. Lucian: Good evening? But it’s only one o’clock in the afternoon. Professor: Oh, forgive me. I’ve just flown back from Phnom Penh and I forgot to reset my watch. Here, the class wasn’t sure if the ... | Read More


    • Does A Bear Play Chess in the Woods?

      Getting ready for our annual camping trip up north .... its bear country, but with some common sense precautions there is really nothing to worry about ..... No food in the tent, wash the dishes after every meal, all garbage and recycling (empty ... | Read More

    • HOW TO IMPROVE CHESS

      Improve your Chess Many chess fans have gone years without making any significant improvement, even after studying many chess books, courses or hiring personal chess teachers. Many players get stuck below or around the 2100 rating and, little by l... | Read More

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    • Pragmatism and Dogmatism in Chess

                  One of the most effective methods of improving one's chess is to choose a grandmaster and to study their games extensively. Of course, if one wishes to acquire a knowledge of positional maneuvering, Tal would not be a fittin... | Read More

    • What is the purpose of chess?

      Hello! Lots of people who play chess probably play it for fun (as I do). But I would like your reason guys, what do you think, what is the purpose of chess? Well, I know it is good for fun: you can play it when you're bored, or lonely, or don't h... | Read More

    • Why is it worth learning to play chess?

      Chess teaches you how to think in a very concrete and precise manner much like physics, mathematics, or computer science.However it is always specific rather than generalized and involves resistance from your opponent.You can learn about yourself.... | Read More

      • apSnDyY
      • | Jul 22, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... Read More »