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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 2

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshell ex... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.27.2015 - day 107

      World Champion Mikhal Botvinnik beat I. Kalinin in Leningrad in 1924: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Herman Pilnik in Santiago de Chile in 1959: White to move and checkmates in 2: Our reader Zsg... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.26.2015 - day 106

      World Champion Bobby Fischer beat the Greenblatt Programm in Cambridge in 1977: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carsen won against Teimour Radjabov in the Porto Vecchio match  of the Hopes in 2007: White to move and ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.25.2015 - day 105

      World Champion Bobby Fischer beat the Greenblatt Programm in Cambridge in 1977: White to move and checkmates in 1:   World Champion Garry Kasparov won against David Letterman in the Late Night Show-Telex game in New York in 1989:   White to... | Read More

    • King Hunters Group Blog and Info

      Anyone here can post opinions about king hunters, or information they want to share about what is happening inside currently. King Hunters History: I made a group called 'the power of chess 2' when I was little, and I had no idea how to run a gr... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.24.2015 - day 104

      World Champion Robert James Fischer beat Yugoslavian Grandmaster Milan Matulovic in Herceg Novi in 1970: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carslen won against Dutch Grandmaster Loek Van Wely in in Schagen in 2006: White... | Read More


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  • Mating Net

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    This article is in relation to Mating Patterns Parts 1 and 2. If you didn't read those yet, please do so before reading this. When you are attacking your opponent's king, the normal reaction is to check as much as possible. It gives you a feeling... 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 »

  • Puzzles

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    some good puzzles   oh and for the one above there are other variations some including interesting mates Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Loyd, Sam

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    Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the most famous American chess composer.  He was 14 when his first chess problem was published by a New York newspaper.  As a 16 year old, he served with Paul Morphy as a contributor to Chess Monthly.  When ... Read More »