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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • The Best Moves Never Played - Calculation 2

    Similarly to classic works of literature, chess games played by World Champions should be studied for the general understanding of how chess ideas evolved over time. There are so many games played by them that sometimes one wonders where to study.... | Read More

  • Chess in Alaska

    A funny thing happened on the way back to Serbia this year. I flew in to Budapest because tickets there were cheaper than to Belgrade. After spending a night there, I got on the train south and east to Novi Sad. I went into a cabin which had two o... | Read More

  • "Mag-Town" Takes World To "Ouch-Town"!

    by IM Daniel Rensch To start this "post game review" off right, I would first like to say that I had a lot of fun broadcasting this match, G-Star Raw's World Chess Challenge, Magnus Carlsen vs the World, for all of you here on Chess.com/TV! Ever... | Read More

    • New group TEAM MATCH PLAYERS

      Hey all, i made a new group for only active team match players We want only active team match players, we want only active players who participate. Time out, get the boot. Have fun and good games. heres the link http://www.chess.com/groups/view/... | Read More

      • dreamshock
      • | Aug 8, 2015
    • Camping Trip!

      I'm going camping, for 4-7 days! Looking forward to escaping from the city and just relaxing... I may time out in some of my games, so brace yourself for free rating points. I'll try to get a friend of mine to do my moves, or I may just use my da... | Read More

      • mkelowna
      • | Jul 19, 2015
    • You only live your life moment to moment

      As this figure moves across the stones, he steps lightly and non-seriously, and at the same time absolutely balanced and alert. Behind the swirling, ever-changing waters we can see the shapes of buildings; there appears to be a city in the backg... | Read More

    • Why Anand should have rejected Topalov's draw offer at Norway Chess 2015

      The Norway Chess 2015 was drawn to a close yesterday with a quick draw at the top board between Vessilin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand. It was nothing short of an anti-climax but not completely surprising given the recent history of both grandmast... | Read More

      • sashi24
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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    • Depression

      I have depression. I lost my job 5 years ago and since then I've been struggling with boredom. It is annoying and sometimes unbearable but there are ways to diminish it. First you should have a good plan of activities that you like best that could... | Read More

      • kontownik
      • | May 14, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Harrwitz, Daniel

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    Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a prof... 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 »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »

  • Cardoso, Ruth

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    Ruth Cardoso was born in Salvador, Brazil  on February 9, 1934.  In 1970, she was awarded the title of Woman International Master (WIM) from FIDE.    She won the South American Women’s Championship in 1966, 1969, and 1972.  She won the Br... Read More »