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  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket

    Who is the best chess player of all time? Today, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads Vishy Anand 1.5-0.5 after two games at the world chess championship in Sochi, Russia. Carlsen is the 16th classical world chess champion — mor... | Read More

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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

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    • The power of the two bishops

      Hello everyone! Knights and bishops are equally strong chess pieces. While the knight is a slow piece, it can go to any square, while the fast bishop only has the squares of his colour to move to. Such, the two bishops are very strong, as they ca... | Read More

    • The Ruy Lopez Opening

      A diagram of the Ruy Lopez opening for white. | Read More

    • Opening Preparation - Good or Bad for the Game?

      Today is Nov 11, 2014. Anand won Game 3 of the WC match with white pieces against Carlsen. Many criticized Anand that he won the game mainly because of his opening prep. So, is opening preparation good or bad for the game? Opening prep has been ... | Read More

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      • | Nov 11, 2014
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    • Gambits you might want to try, Part 1

      1. e4 1.1 King's gambit ECO: C30–C39 Parent: Open Game Material offered: 1 pawn White offers a pawn to divert the Black e-pawn so as to build a strong centre with d2–d4. Theory has shown that in order for Black to maintain the gambit pa... | Read More

      • EvgeniyZh
      • | Nov 5, 2014
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    • Centotorri chess club tournament 2014-Part 2

      (link to part one: http://www.chess.com/blog/bresando/centotorri-chess-club-tournament-2014-part-1) The previous blog post described how, despite my rather altalenating quality of play, I stood on first place with 3/3 halfway through the yearly c... | Read More

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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 »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. Read More »

  • Hopkins Gambit

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    The Hopkins Gambit is a variant of the Ruy Lopez. Experimented with during the late 19th century, the Gambit is not generally accepted and is rarely seen in modern competition. It is named after Richard Hopkins, an amateur player who is first know... Read More »