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  • The Top 6 Titled Tuesday Tactics

    Six Titled Tuesday tournaments are in the books, and the seventh is scheduled for today as the event moves to the first Tuesday of the month.  After thousands of master games, tightly packed leaderboards, and thrilling finishes, these event... | Read More

  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen's Best Endgame Wins

    Last week, we dissected Magnus Carlsen's positional mastery by examining two of his finest strategic victories. However, modern chess demands universality, and it is impossible to become world champion and attain the highest rating in history thro... | Read More

  • How To Play The Najdorf Against The Adams Attack

    In Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack, we saw how an obscure small move (6.h3) was developed as an answer to another small move (5...a6 -- the Najdorf), which had, paradoxically, become the most popular opening in chess. The so-called... | Read More


    • Singapore Masters Blitz Invitational 2015

      Personally, I would prefer to play in events where I can get a decent number of rounds with stronger players to ‘teach me a lesson’. I also believe my contemporaries also feel the same way, that is, they would prefer tourneys where they could ... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Mar 3, 2015
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    • Chess.com: A Trip Down Memory Lane

      Hey All! Ever since November, I have been helping test Chess.com V3! I love it, as I have said in many posts including this blog post (where I explain it a bit). Another thing many of you know, is that I joined Chess.com in 2013 - when Chess.co... | Read More

      • ChessKingT
      • | Mar 2, 2015
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    • Public Shame

      . . I am writing this post and many others, simply for the goal of publicly shaming myself.  It is like a journal which states the obvious.  The comments I make here, any 7 year old could make, but as keep this journal hopefully some fundament... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Mar 2, 2015
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    • Disappointment Draw

      The original game is here: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=104367290 The Game analysis made by Chess.com is below | Read More

      • Rakshic
      • | Mar 2, 2015
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    • Increasing Opponents Scope

      Okay, I am going to start blogging more.  First I would have a greater benefit if my analysis was comprehensive from beginning to the end; and I may attempt that later, but more now here are 4 points that jump on one position in the game. . Next,... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Trappings

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    Trapping is a common tactic. In fact it is used once each game you play! The whole point of trapping is to trap your opponent's piece, including their king. Here is an example of a bishop trapping: Kings can also be trapped! Here is an example: ... Read More »

  • Addison, William Grady

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    William Grady Addison, born Nov 28, 1933, is considered the best Go player among chess masters.   He was born in Baton Rouge, came to San Francisco in the 1950s, and was the area’s strongest player for 20 years.  He became an International Ma... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »