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  • 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

  • Making A Plus In The Petroff

    For a long time, the Petroff Defense (also known as the Russian Defense) has been a very solid weapon in situations where a draw is acceptable for Black. Through the end of the 20th century it featured prominently in top level tournaments, especia... | Read More

  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Totally Unreal' Endgame

    Last week, we examined the depths of my chess ineptitude for the first 21 moves of a recent blitz game played on the Chess.com live server. Join me, grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, and the fictional voice of Stockfish 6 as we now analyz... | Read More

  • From Paul Morphy To Wei Yi

    The Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi wins the hearts of fans with every new tournament he plays. It is not just his phenomenal results (with his current rating, he should be the highest-rated 16-year-old ever!), but also his sparkling style of play th... | Read More


    • Ruy Lopez game vs. new player

           Recently played a game in the Ruy Lopez opening against someone who hasn't played much chess lately. I've studied the opening theory for the Ruy Lopez some and know some of the lines. I don't think my oppnent knew the opening theory at all... | Read More

      • Tsune
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    • {OTB Tournament game} Queen's Gambit Accepted

      My official immortal game. | Read More

    • The b3 Sicilian

      The b3 Sicilian is an attempt by White to get away from mainstream Sicilian plans and get Black out of the opening book. If Black knows what to do, he will get into an equal middlegame. The b3 Sicilian is characterized by these moves: 1. e4, c5 ... | Read More

      • mrchess27
      • | Aug 1, 2015
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    • 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

      • jdcannon
      • | Aug 1, 2015
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    • Destroying the Bird Again (or don't misplace your rook)

      I had another game against the Bird opening. I used my earlier game (http://www.chess.com/blog/LearnHard/destroying-the-bird) as my guide. My idea is that the bird is essentailly the Dutch opening with colors revesed, so I focused on doing 2 thing... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 31, 2015
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  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`. Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »