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  • José Raúl Capablanca's World Championship Positional Wins

    Last Friday, we discussed the first half of José Raúl Capablanca's chess career, tracing his meteoric rise through the lens of his finest positional wins. In 1921, after a decade of heated negotiations and parley, the final te... | Read More

  • Tactics Or Positional Play? The Ladies Return!

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More

  • Game Of Thrones Or Chess Puzzles?

    IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires. But even Chess.com’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this. This Sunday... | Read More

  • Honest Abe

    Honest Abe - Chess Player      Although the documentation is rather sparce and anecdotal,  Abraham Lincoln was known to have been a chess player.  Below are a few of the instances where Chess crossed path with Mr. Lincoln. "The Eve... | Read More

  • Tactics Or Positional Play? The Ladies Teach Chess

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More


    • My Stupidity Continues (May 28, 2015) (KID)

      I don't know why I keep embarrassing myself by posting games such as this!  I fear I may never become a grandmaster!    Constructive criticism always welcome.  I don't even mind ridicule at this point - I'm sure I deserve it! | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | May 28, 2015
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    • Attempting a Basman opening

      Yesterday I wrote about how I'd played chess in my school days. In those days I got involved with the UK Chess Challenge, not as a player, but doing section control (e.g. the pairings) and board marshalling. This competition was run by a man calle... | Read More

      • ArkadyE
      • | May 28, 2015
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    • I'm absolutly disgusting in bullet today (idiotic blunders + lags)

      I'm absolutly disgusting in bullet chess today (idiotic blunders + lags). I've dropped more than 50 points of rating. What a disaster! (((   | Read More

    • King and Pawn Endgames - The Rule of the Square

      Hello Chess Fans, King and Pawn Endgames are described by GM Emanual Lasker "As one of the most important endgames to MASTER, since most games have the potential of coming down to a king and pawn after the exchange of pieces."  Being able... | Read More

    • He's a few pecans short of a fruitcake

      I got this message and was blocked from responding, so I am posting my response on my blog: ----------------------------------------------------------------------Original Message by fiercey13 on 5/27/15, 8:35 PM:Cheating is lame... I try to pla... | Read More

      • chessica69
      • | May 27, 2015
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      • | 2 comments

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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 »