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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (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.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise of the Machines, the Conclusion

    In the first part of this article, we left our Chess Terminator playing countless blitz and bullet games during the last free day of the championship. In the following seventh round, Nakamura had a very tough opponent. By the way, this is a good... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More


    • Turning Rabbits into Wolves

      A Chess Master Tries to Turn Rabbits Into Wolves MARCH 13, 2015 In the rear of a Harlem chess club last Sunday night, amid the hubbub of trash-talking players, a group of polite schoolchildren took turns playing speed chess against a large ma... | Read More

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    • Playing Against the Fred Defense - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans and Yabba Dabba Dooo, As we wind down our coverage of responses by Black to 1.e4, a wayward defense yet remaining to be reviewed is The Fred Defense, which is characterized by the moves 1.e4 f5.       It's also referred to ... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      Hi all, thanks for stoping by. Just want to bring to your attention the amount of cheating going on this server. Cheats get caught on a regular basis and once they get caught, they make new accounts repeating the whole cycle again.  I'm here to ... | Read More

    • Chess Death Match 30 - Hikaru Nakamura vs Wesley So

      Hikaru Nakamura, the U.S.A's #1 ranked chess player, world #9, and arguably the world's best speed chess (bullet chess) player battles Wesley So, the exceptionally talented 21-year-old, and current world #10 in "Death Match 30". This video feature... | Read More

    • MODERN COMPETITIVE CHESS

      Modern competitive chess[edit] Competitive chess became visible in 1834, and the 1851 London Chess tournament raised concerns about the time taken by the players to deliberate their moves. On recording time it was found that players often took h... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Robertie, William

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    Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946.  He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship.  In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, b... Read More »

  • Webb, Simon

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    Simon Webb (1949-2005) was an International Master (1977) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1983).  In 1966 he won the British Under-18 championship.  In 1969 he tied for 1st place (with Richard Eales) in the British Universities’ Ch... Read More »