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  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (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.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More


    • Answer to Trivia

      Unfortunately, no one got the right answer to the trivia question. I knew it would be hard, but I figured someone would find it out. If you don't know what I'm talking about you can read about the contest here. I'll have another contest soon, and... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 18, 2015
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    • Exciting Pawn Play in the Early Endgame

      Pawn Play in the Endgame If you are interested in other endgame studies, take a look at this short series on a King and Pawn endgame: An Instructive Pawn Ending Part 1 An Instructive Pawn Ending Part 2 If you are interested in trying to win a ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 17, 2015
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    • 5 things that set masters apart (hint: not IQ!)

      What differentiates a less experienced player from a strong master? I've been flipping through a bunch of games of strong masters on chessgames.com recently and, in contrast to watching the games of club players, have noticed some patterns of dist... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | May 17, 2015
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    • WIn Gold Membership

      Okay, time still remains to win a gold membership.... see the details here. Chesstempo is a great resource to help with things like this! | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 17, 2015
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    • Marathon Bullet Game

      In the chess world, bullet games are meant to be fast. With only 1 or 2 min to start on the clock, and a few seconds of incrememnt at most, bullet games should be able to finish within 2-5 minutes. Or, so I thought. Last month, I was playing a 1... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | May 16, 2015
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  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead of responding directly to the threat... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... 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 »