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  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would ... | Read More

  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from Dictionary.com, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."       Maybe it was an eventual p... | Read More


    • Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura

      Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura by Alejandro Ramirez 9/1/2015 – Today's round featured three solid draws, after which two very long games were the only ones left in the playing hall. Giri suffered slightly against Caruana as he lost ... | Read More

    • Congratulations

      Congratulations ! i decided to help young chessplayers to improve chess-skills. My new blog is PASSED PAWN . It's -FOR FREE , but it's the best way for You if -You need to do only FIRST STEPS (rating about 1300 ) , if You want to reach club player... | Read More

      • pinavija
      • | Sep 1, 2015
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    • chess cussing discussion

      he was right - the bunny played the opening poorly, but still won.  the bunny should be punished. NEW GAME (1266050943) - JMcJMcN vs. maxbunny (4 2 rated) (win: 89, draw: 27, loss: -35) JMcJMcN: yr a fish GAME OVER - JMcJMcN vs. ma... | Read More

      • maxbunny
      • | Aug 31, 2015
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      • | 2 comments
    • More Chess Luminaries in St. Louis for Sinquefield Cup

      Chess fans, here are some pictures from Aug 22, Round 1 of Sinquefield Cup at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Final round tomorrow. Ultimate Moves to follow. Attend if you can or watch on ChessTV! It's a cozy venue and the ch... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Aug 31, 2015
      • | 85 views
      • | 2 comments
    • SCC Tornado

      Yesterday, I went to the Seattle Chess Club Tornado event, an event held every 4th Sunday of the month. It was my third tournament since I moved to Washington. My published rating was 1671, even though I was actually only 1597 at the time.  The ... | Read More


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 »