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  • 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

  • Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab

    In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More

  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More


    • My Favorite ChessPlayer: Super Nezh!

      RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia       Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire and now known as Aqtöbe, in Kazakhstan, into a poo... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
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    • Basic tips for people rated under 500

      I'm not a very strong chess player but I'll help those who are very new to chess. First of all, control the center. Those are e4, e5, d4, d5. Develop your pawns and minor peices first like knights and bishops and then majors like rooks and queen. ... | Read More

      • kkarla
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • A Tactical Shot Finishes a Positional Game

      Probably my best tactical shot succeeded in the today's round of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting Open. In a Maroczy Bind structure, I slowly increased the pressure and after the exchanges of rooks, my queen controlled the only open file. Probably the... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (continued)

      This is the 21st page of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. "Remember, if a King is in check and has no way of escaping, then that King is "checkmated." "Consider this position: "Here the checking piece (Queen) can't be captured because it is prote... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Black's early queen swap against the Bronstein Gambit

      I never consulted a book about the 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 gambit. Its ideas are easy to see — get the center early, and the g-file late — so when an FM opponent played 5...e5 in an early trial, I sorta freaked. "Uh oh," I thought, "if a strong player... | Read More


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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 »