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    • What am I doing?!

      I've stopped playing for two days, and now I'm at the 1450 level. I don't know what I'm doing wrong now. I was so doing so good and then it suddenly stopped. This has been making me incredibly frustrated as I ended losing to a 1300 player. Granted... | Read More

    • Apologies for timing-out on some recent games!

      Apologies to all if I've lost on time in a match for you or, for that matter against you! Also apologies to anyone I'm playing in my present under-graded state! I have just moved home and I've had great difficulties getting my broadband transferre... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Nov 30, 2014
      • | 181 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Tis the Season to Level Up Your Chess

      Hello Chess.com users! Here is a game I played this month at the Kings Island Open in Ohio. The tournament was won by US Champ Gata Kamsky. I myself had a good start winning my first three games, here is my second round effort.     I teach... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Nov 25, 2014
      • | 2372 views
      • | 10 comments
    • the importance of focusing an attack on the king

      Hey guys!  Please check out my blog posts, and for those of you that have seen them, which are not many, this is more of a post on development, not really tactics.  As usual, we will have one of my recent games, and it will show the importance o... | Read More

      • durick
      • | Nov 8, 2014
      • | 148 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The modern-dutch checkmate hybrid

      Gigi sent me one of his recent games. A pretty and short checkmate. His opponent started with the modern defense and then he changed his mind and transposed to the dutch defense, but it weakened his position and after a bad recapture Gigi gave th... | 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... 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 »