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  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • 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


    • CHESS AND MEDITATION

      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More

    • 60+ years of playing chess part2 chess in sweden

      soat the end of 68  iwas in SWEDEN and not atPENN STATE university a being coached by GM  DONALD BYRNE . Mmy first stop in sweden was in upplands vasby a town about 30 km from STOCHOLM . i learned swedish and joined the chess club in UPPLANDS VA... | Read More

      • ralph46
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    • 60+ years of playing chess part1

      I decided to do a  blog on my chess playing  in over 60 years  in several  parts  Unforetunately not a great record keeper  but iwill tell about chess in different  countries i lived in and stories related to chess . The blog will have asev... | Read More

      • ralph46
      • | Dec 12, 2014
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    • The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

      Now it begins, the change.   Now as I mentioned in Part 1 (which if you haven't read click here: http://www.chess.com/blog/KaydenTroff/the-end-of-one-road-beginning-of-another-part-1), I will now talk about the changes I made from a few tournam... | Read More

    • 40 Facts About Chess Most People Don't Know

      1. The number of possible unique chess games is much greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be about 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120.   2. The longest chess game... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 10, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »