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  • The 11 Worst Chessboard Photos

    The Internet is full of seemingly elegant chess pictures, whether they are stock photographs or staged poses by individuals who want to appear interesting and cerebral. Unfortunately, the chessboard positions in many of these photographs do not ... | Read More

  • The 5 Craziest Places to Play Chess

    Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings. Usually these games are played ... | Read More

  • Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky, which is certainly thinner t... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Smyslov vs. Botvinnik

    After Alekhine's death and the subsequent 1948 world championship tournament (covered in my article last week), the chess world began the three-year world championship cycle, which would continue in relatively orderly fashion until Kasparov and Sh... | Read More


    • Temper Loss 'n my fi commercial chess

      [Event "Live Chess"][Site "Chess.com"][Date "2014.09.16"][White "rubiksking18"][Black "anandsadasivam"][Result "1-0"][WhiteElo "1135"][BlackElo "902"][TimeControl "10|0"][Termination "rubiksking18 won by resignation"]1.e4 d5 2.Nf3 dxe4 3.Ng5 f5 4.... | Read More

    • Thai Chess

      When I am not playing chess or gracing the Chess.com forums with my presence, I am either programming or teaching. Yesterday I saw one of my students was playing checkers (Makot in Thai) on his phone. I asked him about it and he said he plays eve... | Read More

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      • | Sep 13, 2014
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    • On the hypothetical Botvinnik/Alekhine match

      Article by chess historian Sergey Voronkov. http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008/voronkov_rc45.html Right after the 13th USSR Championship, the first wartime chess conference took place. All the points of its agenda were fair for the time: intens... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 3 Review: Los Angeles Vibe vs. Baltimore Kingfishers

      Los Angeles Vibe vs. Baltimore Kingfishers 1.5-2.5 IM Andranik Matikozyan (2538) - GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) 0-1 View Game FM Konstantin Kavutskiy (2397) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) 0-1 View Game FM Mark Duckworth (2316) - NM Jared Defibaugh (232... | Read More

    • Dutch Disaster

      My winning streak ended with this game. I had two problems in this games. The first, I was thinking about my plan and missed an attack I could have easily parried had I seen it. Next I got rather demoralized and missed an opportunity to get back t... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Sep 9, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

    • 68 Reads
    • | 68 Reads

    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 »