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  • Using The Chess Saw

    "We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II. In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw. So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More


    • Tournaments and 500-game Players

      I've had the opportunity now to play chess here for a few years and I really enjoy the site and the opportunity it presents to play the game. It allows for a quick game, a long game, a single game, tournaments, and everything between. I like that ... | Read More

    • GO Swiss Round 3 -- Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!

      Dedicated to Lumper who gave me the snappy title!!!!   Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory:  Uh... shouldn't that be the other way around? Well, it would be if my OPPONENT was doing the blog. Unfortunately, it's ME that's doing it!   ... | Read More

    • Ça plane pour moi or Rapid chess tournaments in Płock and Bydgoszcz

      My friend Piotr doesn’t miss any opportunity to play in rapid chess tournaments in Toruń and nearby towns recently. When early February he offered me a shared trip to Płock to play in the local Grand Prix series, I agreed instantly, since it... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • How not to play against the alapin

      Okay, today I want to look at an Alapin game I played where the opponent plays 2. ... e5. [1. e4 c5 2. c3 e5].   The purpose of this blog post is to demonstrate why this is not a good defense and secondarilly how difficult it is psychologically... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • Darius Zagorskis vs Matthew Sadler Annotation

      In an effort to stretch my understanding of tactical and positional considerations during a game, and also to indentify the specific holes in my understanding, Im going to try to annotate a game by players obviously way above my level. In this e... | Read More

      • Curlaub
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... 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 »