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  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • Chess Lessons Exposed

    Many players dream of getting chess lessons, though they aren’t quite sure what it would be like. The fact is, the experience (for both the student and teacher) depends on several factors: Question: Does the student want to learn or does h... | Read More


    • SCU - Rivers P-12 Challenge 2015-T3

      SCU Chess Club helped run the inaugural Rivers P-12 Chess Challenge at Kadina High School on Tue 01-Sep-2015. Jake Lowe won the day with 6½ points from 7 rounds. With a mix of 93 primary and high school students from 8 schools all in one competi... | Read More

    • Looking for a partner

      Hello to all chess friends here on chess.com. I’m an Italian player, around 2050 FIDE ELO, 51 years old, living with my family in Padova and enjoying chess in my limited spare time. I’m looking for one or two chess partners/pals (male or fem... | Read More

    • Busted openings #4 - Black plays d5 too early in the Spanish

      One of Black's main objectives in the Ruy Lopez is to get the move d5 in. With the support of the Nf6 this pawn thrust takes a jab at the white center by attacking the e4-pawn, forcing White to make a decision. In taking it they give up their cent... | Read More

    • Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

      I was recommended "Chess Structures: A GrandMaster Guide" by Mauricio Flore Rios and after a scan of the book I immediately purchased it.   Some books you read the first page and you instantly feel enthusiatic to work through it. This is one su... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.c4

      In previous articles we saw the lines which can come out of 3.Nf3. We even explored some lines which have not been seen a lot. I believe we have a pretty solid idea on how we would continue in those continuations. Lets cross 3.Nf3 off our chart. ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Krylenko, Nikolai

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    Nikolai Krylenko (1885-1938) was a chess enthusiast responsible for persuading the Soviet government to support chess.  He was Commissar for War in the first Bolshevik government, then Commander-in-Chief of the Russian armed forces, chief pro... Read More »