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  • Who Is The Architect Of Modern Chess?

    I am the proud owner of the obscure volume Pillsbury's Chess Career, published in 1922 by the American Chess Bulletin and written by two English amateurs, Philip Walsingham Sergeant and William Henry Watts. For several months i... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name

    Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance

    Knights are tricky little pieces. Often seen dancing around the board like little mischievous imps, knights have the power to bewilder and confuse even the strongest of grandmasters. I want to take a deeper look at one particular knigh... | Read More


    • Winning Pawn Structures: The Rook Lift with the IQP: Part 1

      As promised, I am continuing my coverage of the IQP from Baburin's Winning Pawn Structures; this time dealing with Rook lifts as a key Kingside attacking theme. If you don't own this book you really should! These games and Baburin's prose merit re... | Read More

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    • The Amateur's Mind - Rules of Space

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead to r... | Read More

    • Spoilt for Choice

      I was paralysed by the following diagram in my daily tactical training.   Can you solve?   Blokh Combinational Motives Diagram 586 Difficulty 4 White to move     I had seen a stalemate possibility given White's pawns are blockaded and W... | Read More

    • A Very Instructive Game

      I continue my introduction (as I've done a week ago) with a very instructive game I've played in the famous International Open of Mar del Plata in 2014. This was one of the most memorable tournament in my career so far, not only because of my r... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Jul 30, 2015
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    • Marshall Attack (Part 3): The Old Mainline

      The Old Mainline (15.Be3) of the Marshall Attack is probably the most natural continuation. White catches up on development and tries to counterattack on the queenside with an eventual a4. However, the Old Mainline is well-known in theory and B... | Read More

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      • | Jul 30, 2015
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  • checkmater

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    Chess is a wonderful game of strategy. To start you should move some pieces first, then move other pawns. The point of the game is to win the opponent. To win the opponent, you should defeat the king.To defeat the opponent you should know how to ... Read More »

  • 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 »