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  • Clash of Champions: Karpov vs. Korchnoi

    After Bobby Fischer won the world championship in 1972, he was a hero -- not just in the U.S., but for chess players everywhere. But being a hero is not for everyone. Always hard-working and ambitious, Fischer had fought more against himself tha... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More

  • The 9 Chess GIFs You Have to See

    GIFs are a fun and quick way to share an animated image. These animations are short and soundless, so they do not require the viewer to invest as much time and attention as full videos. It’s no surprise that GIF animations are some of the ... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More

  • Draws: Are you a Draw Artist? An introduction

    This is my first article on and I thank you for reading! Now let's begin: Draws. - a mutual agreement to end the game and split the point. - result: 0.5 point given to each side - can be attained by offer, three position repetition... | Read More

    • learning chess

      Hi, Is there anyone here who can teach me, Amirreza Adham, how to play chess? | Read More

    • London Chess Classic: Pro-Biz Cup, 9 December 2014

      Pro-Biz Cup, London Chess Classic, 9 December 2014 (from 10.45) A unique chance to play chess alongside world champions! Web link: The 2014 London Chess Classic features a doubles chess rapidplay ... | Read More

    • How to blog about chess

      First, please know how to play chess. Then type whatever you want and cross your fingers that someone will read it everyday. Blog every day. | Read More

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      • | Oct 19, 2014
    • Chess tips from a NON-PRO

      Hi guys once again! Today I will teach you the fundamentals of chess! Really! No joke! Even if i'm just a 900-1100, I shall try. This is for beginners!!!!!!*FAKE* warning again *FAKE* don't take advice from me #1-when losing resign #2- when li... | Read More

      • sparklenpt
      • | Oct 18, 2014
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    • Submit where you play Chess!!

      People enjoy playing chess! Where do you like to play chess? Post it in the comments section below!!!! | Read More

      • briangu
      • | Oct 18, 2014

Video Lessons

  • 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 »


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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 »


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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 »