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  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • Marathon Games In The Zalakaros Open

    In part one of my series on the Zalakaros Open, I described coming to Hungary and showed the first three games I played in the tournament. Honestly, the tournament didn't have a good start. Not only did I lose with the white pieces against GM Ga... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More

  • Reader Questions: Agenda, Study, And Analysis

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the, “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a heady mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Fall Open 2014

      Two months later I was back for more, despite a punishing first tournament.  By a quirk of USCF I was now rated 1815.  As I'd feared, I had to explain to several kids why I'd been rated 2100 just a tournament ago.  "The last time I played compe... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 4, 2015
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    • CHESSBOARD IS A MIRROR

      Once again... E4 will reply with a Sicilian defence (defence has little, is a ruthless counterattack) or an Alekhine (the same applies). To d4, I will reply with a Grunfeld or a King's Indian Defense. They are already so many times... And while... | Read More

      • lottar
      • | Jul 4, 2015
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    • Fred Thompson 2015

      A couple weeks ago, I played in the Fred Thompson Memorial tournament. It was four rounds, G/60+d5. It was was fun to travel to Pittsburgh and play chess. I traveled with my little brother, my dad, and a friend from college. Some things that you ... | Read More

      • Josh_D
      • | Jul 3, 2015
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    • The Coffee Lounge of Cafe Jasmin

      Welcome to The Coffee Lounge of Cafe Jasmin. Adventure in life is good, consistency in coffee even better. We play chess in tournaments and team matches in relaxed atmosphere and only 7 days per move for slow players. The Coffee Lounge is open! | Read More

      • JasWi
      • | Jul 3, 2015
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    • Why I love chess: combinations (part 1)

      When a chess player makes a combination, he feels like an artist who creates a masterpiece or like a magician who does something impossible. From the very beginning I tried to develop my playing style into aggressive way – always go forward and ... | Read More

      • YurPav
      • | Jul 3, 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 »