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  • Classic Combinations

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 4

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions w... | 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

  • 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

  • Mastering Squares, Part 7

    As I’ve often said, when mastering a new concept it’s important to first study the concept’s basic nuts and bolts, look at all variations of that concept, and finally go over hundreds (even better is thousands) of games featuring... | Read More


    • combination theme: Diversion

      2 simple examples (13-14): 13 14                                                15                                     16                                       17 19 20 21 ... | Read More

      • hiironymos
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    • A Nimzo Indian, Move by Move

      Today I look at a game I played yesterday. The goal is to have what I was thinking during the game for each move. I think I did an okay job capturing my train of thought. One thing I am amazed by though is how little it seems I think. For a G-30, ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Apr 12, 2015
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    • Understanding the Grand Prix Attack

      Theme Song Background Music: To help absorb the information Lets begin our understanding of the Grand Prix Attack.To understand the Grand Prix Attack fully, You must first understand what the Grand Prix Attack looks like? In truth the Grand Pri... | Read More

    • Tolkien themed Tournaments

      I'm possibly going to start a series of Tolkien themed Tournaments on chess.com after the current Tourneys, "Rohan" and "The Battle of Five Armies," are finished. | Read More

    • nothing

      The theme of this quad is "Good ideas can (sometimes) make up for crappy moves" First Round one No good idea could save me from these crappy moves. Round Two. In this game I accidently sacked a pawn during my attack, but it worked :D Round thr... | Read More

      • magic-yak
      • | Apr 11, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Opposition

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    Opposition is a common theme in end-games.Following is an example of opposition: Read More »

  • Ballet

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    The first ballet with a chess theme was Ballet des Echecs, performed for Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France.  A ballet called Checkmate, composed by Sir Arthur Bliss and choreographed by Ninette de Valois in 1937, was performed at the Paris World Ex... Read More »

  • Philately

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    The first philatelic item, a chess cancellation, appeared on a German envelope in 1923.  The first postage stamp depicting a chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947 on the occasion of the Balkan games.  Over 140 countries have issued ... Read More »