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  • Clash of Champions: Alekhine vs Capablanca

    As we move further from the misty past and closer to modernity in our exploration of the endgames of world championship matches, we come to the battle between the incumbent champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, and the challenger, Alexander Alekhine. ... | Read More

  • Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26?

    For just the second time, Chess.com's Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on Chess.com... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know

    If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that Chess.com offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator: Hasta la Vista, Baby!

    The game from round 17 of the Soviet Championship 1957 was more proof that Tal was getting back to his great form. Even though it was just a draw, this game was one of Tal's favorites. In his book, Tal wrote that he always loved the b... | Read More


    • World Open

      Last fall, I decided I was ready to get back into tournament chess. I had played some tournaments in the mid-2000's, but took a break for a while while I finished school, moved, married, and started a family. But after all those years, I was still... | Read More

    • How to Solve Chess Puzzles #15

      I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles from Tactics Trainer. Can you go 3 for 3? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymDxNRsTMkw | Read More

    • Frenetic Gaming

      [Wow, it has been a looooong time since I did any Chess blogging!  Time to rectify that!  Here is a repost of an entry I posted on my main blog.  Come on by if you enjoy an unconventional look at all types of gaming!] One of my favorite go-t... | Read More

    • Tactics: From Basics to Brilliance

      Hi everyone! Today, I would like to share with you some really nice videos from my five volume DVD series on chess tactics. I have prepared the five DVDs for the popular chess company ChessBase over the course of three years (2010-2013) and it cov... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Jul 20, 2014
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    • Chuzhakin’s System. Rule No 1.

      Read the concepts of the system at: http://www.chess.com/blog/Chuzhakin/chuzhakins-system Rules for Calculation of Hazardous Elements (HE)  The concept of hazardous elements (HE) is the most important in the system. Hazardous elements show you... | Read More

      • Chuzhakin
      • | Jul 19, 2014
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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 »