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  • How To Be A Chess Legend

    Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • Never Trust Your Opponent!

    In 2007, at the Far West Open in Reno, I played the first two grandmasters of my life: Melik Khachiyan and fellow Chess.com columnist Gregory Serper. Khachiyan soundly outplayed me in a King's Indian, but my battle with Gregory was a different k... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More


    • Developing King-side destruction vs Black

      Just wanted to share with everyone my recent success with attacking black's Kingside. If you play it correctly, 1.d4 allows you attack kingside so rapidly that black barely has a chance to defend. In this game, black castles kingside and opens th... | Read More

    • Chess Structures in Practice - Carlsbad Structure

      It’s been a while since I finished writing Chess Structures, but I like the topic so much that I keep coming back to it – I know how much it improved my understanding of chess. I follow games on Chessbomb pretty much daily and I really enjoy... | Read More

    • Players rated 2144 are so terrible

      One of the frequent objections to gambit play is "my opponents don't make the dumb mistakes that enable sufficient compensation". Hogwash, I always say, my opponents make those dumb mistakes, and we're playing against the same people.  Players r... | Read More

    • Annoying people

      Hello. This is just me complaining about my biggest pet peeve for live chess. Everyday that I play live chess, there is always that one person who waits until the time runs out, because they know they are losing and don't want to continue the game... | Read More

    • Don't be a stubborn dunce, please!

      Don't be a stubborn dunce, please! If you see you have a totally lost position have at least a bit of honor and resign! Be respectful to your opponent!  | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »