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  • Who Is The Architect Of Modern Chess?

    I am the proud owner of the obscure volume Pillsbury's Chess Career, published in 1922 by the American Chess Bulletin and written by two English amateurs, Philip Walsingham Sergeant and William Henry Watts. For several months i... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • 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

  • 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


    • Spoilt for Choice

      I was paralysed by the following diagram in my daily tactical training.   Can you solve?   Blokh Combinational Motives Diagram 586 Difficulty 4 White to move     I had seen a stalemate possibility given White's pawns are blockaded and W... | Read More

    • What are your Favorite movies of all time?

       ((Write a comment))   What are your Favorite movies of all time?   فیلم های مورد علاقه خود را در تمام دوران ها چه هستند؟   Quels sont vos films favoris ?   모든 시간의 좋아하는 영... | Read More

    • Smith-Morra Gambit: Paulsen Formation [2]

      In my previous blogpost with the Smith-Morra Gambit: Paulsen Formation, we could already see how the opening encourages active play and provides tactical opportunities. In my next game I could try-out the pleasure of sacrificing my knight on d5, a... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • How to Cheat at Chess

      Cheating in chess is widely deemed to be the greatest threat to the future of chess. Many amateurs and even many professionals regularly state that cheating is rampant. Accusations pervade every level of chess from the lowest levels of online ches... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Jul 28, 2015
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    • Master Chess Analysis 4th Session

      Hello All and welcome to the 4th session of my series where I analyze the games of Chess.com members, Today I will go over the 8 games that were sent to me to be analyzed. The games all had different ideas and concepts that are crucial for a good... | Read More


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  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Pawn

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    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »