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      Chess960 Players Group Join the largest Chess960 Group (3,200+ members) on chess.com now! Chess 960, also know as Random chess or Fischer Random Chess (FRC), is the most fun game and the best type of chess invented by the best chess player. It is... | Read More

    • One of the most fantastic puzzles I've ever done.

      This is the most awesome puzzle I had the chance of bouncing into. Check it out for yourself, and careful with that pawn, Eugene!   Thumbs up if you find it simply EXTRAORDINAIRE! | Read More

      • Newba
      • | Oct 16, 2014
    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 1)

      With this post I will start a lenghty blog about the life and games of the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest players not to be world champion in the last century. His achievements are well known in ... | Read More

      • gara2021
      • | Oct 13, 2014
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    • Chess puzzle #19: big mistake

      See the diagram. White is winning. In the diagram position he could play for instance 1. b6 or 1. Ka4 and he is doing fine. Instead he played 1. Qc3?? Why is this a blunder? Answer... Go to previous chess puzzles... | Read More

    • checkmate in 5

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      • biffrod
      • | Oct 11, 2014

Video Lessons

  • 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 »