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    • Game Analysis #1

      Here it is, my first game analysis. This was one of my recent games in Live Chess, standard time. Even though I won, I felt like I made lots of wrong moves. I started off and had gotten a huge advantage, then I grew overconfident and screwed every... | Read More

    • My first blog

      This is my first blog post so I will give some background on my chess life, how I use chess.com, and post two games. I have played chess since I was a kid (I am currently in my late 20s), with various degrees of seriousness and success. I played ... | Read More

      • Simpo137
      • | Apr 11, 2015
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    • Caro-Kann Star Fortress

      Two recent games have seen the return to the top level of a striking looking line of the Caro Kann Advanced Variation. In response to 4.h4 the move 4...a6 has been played only a handful of times. It looks like something from the Chebanenko Slav, b... | Read More

    • Playing Against the Fred Defense - Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans and Yabba Dabba Dooo, In today's article we'll continue reviewing The Fred Defense, which is characterized by the moves 1.e4 f5.  Specifically, we'll focus on Black's second move variation 2...Nf6, referred to as The Duras Gambi... | Read More

    • Playing Against the Fred Defense - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans and Yabba Dabba Dooo, As we wind down our coverage of responses by Black to 1.e4, a wayward defense yet remaining to be reviewed is The Fred Defense, which is characterized by the moves 1.e4 f5.       It's also referred to ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »