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  • 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

  • Magnus Carlsen's Best Endgame Wins

    Last week, we dissected Magnus Carlsen's positional mastery by examining two of his finest strategic victories. However, modern chess demands universality, and it is impossible to become world champion and attain the highest rating in history thro... | Read More

  • How To Play The Najdorf Against The Adams Attack

    In Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack, we saw how an obscure small move (6.h3) was developed as an answer to another small move (5...a6 -- the Najdorf), which had, paradoxically, become the most popular opening in chess. The so-called... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 6

    In our study of squares we’ve looked mainly at amateur games and how a “tiny” thing like a square is often ignored, while tactics, threats and attacks are always part of the amateur’s mind. This brings up an interesting q... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More


    • A year to improve my chess (February)

      The second posting about my goal to improve my online play to 1900 by the end of 2015. For last month's post see here. Wow, the year is going by quickly, chesswise. Already another month of study gone and it's hard to say whether I'm really impro... | Read More

      • RockWomble
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    • Who I am?

      I want to share with you interesting things in chess in this blog. I have not title, i just love chess for many years. I was about 1700 when i was very young, but I don't play tourneys nowadays. I analyze openings, games, endings by myself with a... | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • Spring Open

      Our new team "Crazy Tactics" invites all to Spring Open tourney. Join! http://www.chess.com/tournament/crazy-tactics-spring-open | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Feb 27, 2015
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    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 1

      A serious 1.e4 player needs to prepare against all possible responses by Black and The Scandinavian Defense is not to be missed. It's often played by opponents who want to rattle you with a "Surprise Opening" you're less familiar with and they'... | Read More

    • One good zwischenzug deserves another

      White just took the knight on c6 (9.Nxc6). The natural answers are 9...dxc6 and 9...bxc6. I hope you saw there is a problem with the 1st move but Black can fix that with basic tactics. 9...Qe8 is a move to look as is threatens a discovered che... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • decoy

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    Chess games many times are won and lost because of a single tactical move. One of the most common tactics that you will see in any chess game is the decoy. The decoy in chess is finding a poisoned square that your opponent would never want to g... Read More »

  • What You Need to Know Well as a Beginner

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    The Tactics! If you are directed to the wrong page from my profile,please go back. Forks A fork is basically when one piece attacks two. Skewer When one piece attacks a more valuable piece and then a less valuable piece behind it. Pawns can't... Read More »

  • Underpromotion tactics

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    In 90% of the cases pawns are promoted to queens. Sometimes though, it would be better to promote to something else other than a queen, like in the following examples: Here is one that involves promoting to a rook: If you think your skills at ... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »