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    • Book Review: "Journey to the Chess Kingdom"

      By WGM Natalia Pogonina Best FIDE rating: 2508 Journey to the Chess Kingdom, 2014 Publisher: Chess EvolutionAuthors: GM Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-83-934656-6-8 Pages: 284 Language: EnglishCover price: $26.... | Read More

    • Yuri Averbakh remembers some old-time players

      Yuri Averbakh is currently the oldest living grandmaster (he's 92 years old). Here are some of his memories about old-time Soviet players. Games were picked by me. Nikolai Mikhailovich Zubarev (1894-1951). A thickset man with shaved head, always... | Read More

    • What's the point of the minority attack?

      An instructive moment from a recent game. What should white not play next? (Edit: the editor won't let me make paragraph breaks today for some reason. Sorry about that!) Why is it a mistake? We should go back to see what the minority attack i... | Read More

      • Flatfish
      • | Aug 26, 2014
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    • Is chess ONE way or THE way against Alzheimer´s?

      Does chess is just one way to avoid or reduce Alzheimer´s or IT IS the best defense against it? 1. Are there any current Grand Masters or International Masters that suffer from Alzheimer´s disease? Please, if you know somebody could you tell us... | Read More

      • Gorvachov
      • | Aug 26, 2014
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    • When chess players get ugly over meaningless internet chess

      It's with a mixture of humor and sadness that I present the following. I like to play blitz chess but have had many uncomfortable games wherein the chat was abusive, foul, rude, etc. So now I play with chat automatically disabled. Then, when the... | 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 »