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  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many Chess.com members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | 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

  • The Extra Knight

    Professor: Hello, class. Idris: Hello, professor. A number of people were smiling. Rachel: So, is there a plan for today? Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan? Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player. Lucian... | Read More


    • Chess coverage: Three recent chess tournaments that inspired me

      By Lennart Ootes It was only a couple of years ago when the live transmission of chess tournaments were - lets say -  still in development. Most websites were a mess, live games had some glitches here and there, live video was just staring up an... | Read More

      • Politeia
      • | Aug 1, 2015
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    • Drawing Rates in Chess Pt.1 - Time Matters!

      Welcome all to my new blog! I’ve been thinking of creating a blog for some time now, but it’s only been recently that I found the time to put one together. I had many ideas of what to write about, but I finally settled on a blog about the st... | Read More

    • How to Be Strong

      in the name of God When faced with difficult circumstances, why do some people falter and spiral towards self-destruction while others survive and even thrive once the storm has passed? No one is immune to adversity, but some people seem to... | Read More

      • mmmmmmmkh
      • | Jun 9, 2015
      • | 315 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Great Chess Resources

      Are you looking for other resources for great chess learning? If so, add these to your chess knowledge repository and continue your march to chess greatness!   Great Sites Chess.com  Okay, that almost goes without saying. Lots of folks onl... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 2, 2015
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    • Chess Tactics Training in the last month

      As said in an earlier blog post, i try to apply this method of tactical training: http://www.chess.com/blog/Die_Schanze/dan-heismans-recommended-tactic-training-applied So i started on Arpil 27th: With this i think had a much better feeling ... | Read More



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »