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    • "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" Chess960 Tournament

      The Vulcan Science Academy invites you to join us in our "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" Chess960 Tournament featuring Starting Position 954 (SP954: RKRNBBNQ).     The "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" T... | Read More

    • #2 in DC

      After a disastrous performance in NewYork, I had few days to recoup my thoughts and energies for the 2nd DC International from June 26-30, 2014. This tournament is technically considered as a warmup for the World Open, but looking at the prize fun... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jul 27, 2014
    • Chess Simul with GM Levan Aroshidze

      1995 World Under-10 Chess Champion GM Levan Aroshidze will be playing an online chess simul on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 2:00 PM PDT (5:00 PM Eastern). The games will be played in's Live Chess server. The time control is 30|30; that... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jul 26, 2014
    • Alexander Alekhine and the alcohol

      In C.N. 8538 Jeremy Silman (Los Angeles, CA, USA) asked about suggestions that Alekhine was found drunk in a field during his 1935 world championship match against Euwe. Noting that the subject of Alekhine and alcohol had been referred to in a nu... | Read More

    • I was wrong about the Millionaire event

      I was wrong about Millionaire Chess.   When the Millionaire event was first announced I was one of its biggest critics in the State of Florida. Not only did I think it would not succeed, I also thought it would be a disaster for chess. As a pla... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. Read More »

  • Hippophobia

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    It comes from the greek word phobes meaning fear and hippo, which means horse. Hippophobia is the fear of knights. this is generally bad because players with hippophobia will trade bishops for knights when bishops are better. Read More »