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  • 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

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Play Chess Online With Your Pets

    April Fools! Are you tired of the same old game of fetch? Running low on filthy, chewed-up tennis balls? Wouldn’t it be nice to play something a bit more intellectually challenging with your pets? Thanks to groundbreaking new technolog... | Read More


    • On Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchess

      After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Read More

    • Stepping Away from Chess Again

             Ever Since I came back for tournaments in March 2015 for USCF tournaments, I gained some rating to get back to around USCF 2100 by playing several really fine games and tournaments against players rated sub-2000 and masters as w... | Read More

    • Eliminate Large Cash Prizes from Chess Tournaments

      As a TD, chess organizer, and player, it is my firm contention that excessively large cash prizes should be eliminated from tournament play in order to restore integrity to the royal game of chess.  These prizes make the competition about money -... | Read More

    • Musings of a Moron

      I'm at the board, this past Wednesday, round four out of five, my opponent is rated 1551. For this tournament, we play one rated game per week. I'm White. My rating is 1201. The time control is G90 with a 5-second delay. This is my third game agai... | Read More

    • Men, Women and Nigel Short 2: An academic response

      SUMMARY: Short’s article was not as controversial as it has been made out to be Short based his claims on two recent academic contributions – one statistical comment and one study on FIDE data – that suggested that gender gaps cannot be exp... | Read More

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      • | Apr 24, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »