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    • Will be Posting Blogs much more Often! But I need your help...

      Hello Chess Enthusiasts and Chess.com viewers,     As you may or may not know, I am an avid tournament player and chess coach, with a USCF rating of 1920 at my peak in June 2014, which I achieved in 6 years without any formal coaching. I disc... | Read More

    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | Read More

    • How the new FIDE rating system is flawed

      This blogpost is about some of the unintended consequences of the new FIDE rating rules, effective from July 2014. The main change is that players are awarded an rating after only five rated opponents. This is too few, since it makes your initial... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Oct 6, 2014
    • A two dimensional measure of chess performance

      The proposed two dimensional measure of chess performance has more precision and discrimination power than the scalar measure because it contains more information by virtue of the fact that it is true to the trinomial nature of chess game outcomes... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Sep 24, 2014
    • How to Become a Chess Professional in 4 Steps (With or Without a Title)

      Quick introduction:   As titles go, I have none, nor do I expect to gain a title in the near future.  I used to call myself a chess expert which was a very true way to describe me, but not according to any national or international rating syste... | Read More

      • heister
      • | Sep 21, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Colle

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    the colle normaly: or defeated: or colle zuzertork: there are too much other things in colle so i will now do london system: conclusion: i hope you learn! Read More »