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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #55: Winning the Hard Way the Easy Way

    Professor: Good day, class. The class smiled back, some of the students even said “hi.” Professor: Are there any questions before we begin today’s session? Hale: I was wondering if I could show the final moves from a blitz game I had the... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Frustration game with a physiological chess game

      Maybe chess is not merely won by talent or practice but by physiology? A good example of one of the worst games and most frustrating games I have ever played.  At the start of the game my opponent blunders a queen and I was so focused on the at... | Read More

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      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

      Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on their royal... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • 10 Benefits of Chess regarding health

      10 Benefits of Chess regarding Health Chess is one of the most popular games in world. Chess emerged from southern Europe during the 2nd half of 15th century. It gained popularity to such an extent that nowadays international chess tournaments a... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • Playing All the Marks

      Hello everyone, Playing Chess is fun and exciting and usually it's just a game, but for me I like to talk with my opponent if he/she replies as well. Sometimes it's a simple "Hi" or other times it goes deeper into "what's it like living in (count... | Read More

    • Advice To "JurassicMark" And All Other 1300-1700 Chess-Players Who Wonder Why They Are Sud

      There could be many reasons why you are suddenly doing worse in chess. The weather might not be ideal for your conscious mind's effective processing of information, you may be in a new environment in which you don't feel comfortable playing ches... | Read More


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 »