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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 4

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age),... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 2

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More


    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 1)

      With this post I will start a lenghty blog about the life and games of the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest players not to be world champion in the last century. His achievements are well known in ... | Read More

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    • ODU U1400 Rated Tourney, Rounds 3, 4, 5. October 1st.

      ODU's rated tourney that began September 24th continued yesterday, October 1st, at Old Dominion's Webb Center. I began 0-2 last week - I didn't play good chess. I studied a bit before traveling to the match on October 1st though- read some from Si... | Read More

    • N. Bellon - J. Byrnes 1-0, when the opponent blunders early

      Here, my opponent hung a Knight with 11...Qe8?? and I was up a piece early.  This is unlike him and I presume it was just a horrible oversight after attempting to activate his Queen on the e8-h5 diagonal.  When your opponent blunders early, it i... | Read More

    • ODU U1400 Rated Tourney. Rounds 1 and 2, September 24th, 2014.

      Old Dominion University's Chess Club put together a USCF rated U1400 tourney today at Webb Center. The higher ranked players would play as white. Our time setting was Game in 45 minutes. Going into this, with 13 rated regular games played, I had a... | Read More

    • DJAbacus Study Plan 2014

      After a 2 month break earlier in the year and the new OTB season approaching I am really focussed on taking my game to the next level. Currently my ECF ratings is 99 (FIDE: 1423  USCF: 1536) so I am solid class 'C' player. My aim is to become a C... | Read More

      • DJAbacus
      • | Aug 31, 2014
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  • 2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the standard of entries was excelle... | Read More

  • Appreciation

    Dear Chesscom Community -I have some bad news: There is a very good chance that one of our beloved and long-standing Chess.com Columnists will no longer be writing for our site. World renowned chess author, International Master Jeremy Sil... | Read More

  • 2009 Holiday Puzzler Answers And Winners

    So how well did you do in the 2009 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? The standard of entries was extremely high, and Chess.com would like to ... | Read More

  • IM Jeremy Silman Joins Chess.com Columnists

    Chess.com is sorry to see IM Andrew Martin move on. His "Your Questions Answered" columns have been extremely good and well-appreciated here. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are lucky to welcome another excellent columnist to ... | Read More

  • Mental Domination by IM Jeremy Silman

    Chess is a perfectly mathematical game where steel-cold calculation wins and emotions are irrelevant, right? Wrong! International Master and famed chess author Jeremy Silman says: "Much has been made of psychology in chess, but rarely have I seen ... | Read More

Video Lessons



  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Tactical Devices

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    Hi, this is Chessking47 writing on tactical devices. I guess you know the basic forks, pins, and skewers, but there are more. First of all, the Clearance Sacrifice.  You might love to play a powerful move, but can't because one of your pieces a... Read More »

  • Alekhine's Gun

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    When two rooks are in front of a queen on a file, it is called Alekine's Gun. It is called this because Alekhine used this strategy against Nimzovich in a known game. Idea from "The Complete Book of Chess Strategy" by IM Jeremy Silman Read More »