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  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • How To Play The Najdorf Against The Adams Attack

    In Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack, we saw how an obscure small move (6.h3) was developed as an answer to another small move (5...a6 -- the Najdorf), which had, paradoxically, become the most popular opening in chess. The so-called... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • 14 Amazing World Championship Blunders, Part 2

    The world championship match Carlsen-Anand is over now and it brings some relief to me because I was afraid that I might have to expand this collection of blunders.   Thankfully, despite being tired, both contenders didn't commit any huge b... | Read More


    • Fischer-Sozin Attack with World Champions

      I have a database of 28 000 games that includes only the games of World Champions from Morphy to Carlsen. The very excellent freeware "Scid vs. PC" has a function "Opening Report" that gives a report from any given position, and I tested this with... | Read More

      • kj63
      • | May 11, 2015
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    • The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee

      I belong to a private chess.com group where a member posts a complex position every week or so and the other members perform a stoyko exercise, writing out all the their analysis of the position and then deciding on their choice for the best lin... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 6, 2015
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    • In Conversation with International Master John Watson!

      (This interview was initially published in April 2015 on our blog; view it here!)   International Master John Watson is currently one of the top 400 players in the USA.  Watson has written over 30 books on the many dimensions of chess; one o... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.25.2015 - day 136

      World Champion Mihail Tal won against Vladimir Getman in th USSR spartakiad semifinal in Moscow in 1963: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion  Veselin Topalov beat World Champion Garry Kasparov in the Chess Olympiad in Moscow in 1994: ... | Read More

    • Part 2 - King Hunts: Mating on the Opposite Rank

      Last week I shared 7 king hunts in which the opposing king was driven all the way to his opponent's home rank. This week I have another 7 I've come across. These games are somewhat more recent than the first 7 so there may be a touch more sophisti... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969, is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfec... Read More »