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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


    • Wanted! Titled players to give Simulataneouses!

      My video lessons group is the 3rd largest on chess.com with over 8,300 members. One nice feature we offer is a number of titled players who graciously offer to give simuls to our members. We are looking for more! It's a great way to get more expos... | Read More

      • aww-rats
      • | Jul 12, 2014
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    • Group's Top 25 players to compete

      What if the Top 25 Players in a group could play against the top 25 players in another group! May be good for no time outs. May be good for morale. Maybe good for team board-up for such within the group to see who would like to try. Or, maybe the ... | Read More

      • pawntoss
      • | Mar 24, 2014
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    • Battle in the Benoni: Kortschnoi-Kasparov, Luzern 1982

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) In a recent online rapidgame (15 Mins per player) I went for the Modern Benoni as black in response to White's kingside fianchetto setup vs the Kings Indian. For a while we were following a classic and very famous ga... | Read More

    • Have you ever played someone who is just a downright jag?

      WTF!!! This guy named JaamesBond007 was just downright being a jag. instead of resigning, he waited 10 minutes so he could time out instead it wasted 10 mins of my life... D: _ _  ______ | Read More

      • CandyShi
      • | Mar 1, 2014
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      • | 15 comments
    • Taking Your Time

                One of the biggest problems among amateurs (800-1200) is playing too quickly. I used to play in G30 tournaments and take on average 5 seconds per move. I missed Checkmate In Ones, hanging pieces (both mine and my opponents), and som... | Read More

      • danny_dan
      • | Feb 4, 2014
      • | 411 views
      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Fork

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    A fork is a chess term for when one piece simultaneously attacks two enemy pieces or pawns. This often results in a loss of material for the side receiving the fork. A "royal fork" is when the queen and king are both attacked at the same time. Read More »