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  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More

  • Understanding The Back Rank

    More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an identical trajectory. In round two, I reach... | Read More

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

  • Walter Browne's 9 Best Games

    Last week, chess fans received the sad news that GM Walter Browne had died at 66. Browne was a legendary chess figure in the United States, a six-time national champion, and a fixture in the strongest chess tournaments for decades. FM Mike Kle... | Read More


    • ripple

      Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit-organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds... | Read More

    • Titus 1:15-16 And A Deleted Forum Post

      Titus 1:15-16, And A Deleted Forum Post   To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know GOD, but by deeds they deny, b... | Read More

    • Develop and Destroy

      It is after a long hiatus that I am writing this blog post. The preceding months of summer vacations had brought a halt to the classes. It was not until the last week of June that I was able to take a class. In the meantime, I had heard from the ... | Read More

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    • After Long Absence

      In this blog I plan to record what it's like to come back to competitive chess after a long absence, so long that it sometimes feels like I've become a completely different person. When I was fifteen (in 1979) a girlfriend talked me into playing ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • Learning Chess is Always Fun for the Young One

      for over a week now, i'm teaching my 6 year old son on how to play chess.  and day to day i look for things to make learning chess for him as fun as possible!   one key is to make it a BONDING EXPERIENCE WITH THE FAMILY.. here's my young lear... | Read More


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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 »