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  • Using The Chess Saw

    "We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II. In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw. So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More

  • 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

  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More


    • Lone Star Open 2015

      I have been actively studying chess for 10 months now. I mostly practice with tactics problems, and I have yet to study openings. My 960 (P22) rating was probably the result of poor performance in quick G30 games. I had only played 2 longer games ... | Read More

      • Ybarsabal
      • | Mar 26, 2015
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    • THIRD SIMUL WITH THE MASTER! Experience + analysis of game + practical tips + video post = 8$

      All fans of chess! I am glad to inform you of the opportunity to participate in the third simul with the master! At March 7 and March 15 I've already held two simuls and I must say that it was very interesting. In the third event will be one new ... | Read More

    • King Hunters Group Blog and Info

      Anyone here can post opinions about king hunters, or information they want to share about what is happening inside currently. King Hunters History: I made a group called 'the power of chess 2' when I was little, and I had no idea how to run a gr... | Read More

      • logozar
      • | Mar 24, 2015
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    • Farewell Chess.com

         Due to the fact that I'm going to high school, I need to study more. I plan on graduating at 16. And going to college at 17. Because of this, at the end of this year, I'll be done with chess. At least until I get into college or past that. Th... | Read More

    • A portrait of Nubia.

      Nubia. A study of a friends daughter... Acrylic on canvas 9x12" | Read More


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  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »