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  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • Making A Plus In The Petroff

    For a long time, the Petroff Defense (also known as the Russian Defense) has been a very solid weapon in situations where a draw is acceptable for Black. Through the end of the 20th century it featured prominently in top level tournaments, especia... | Read More

  • How To Beat Magnus Carlsen

    The 2015 edition of Norway Chess was a memorable event in several ways. Above all, it heralded the resurgence of Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand, who both stormed through the field and turned in 2900+ performances. Topalov won the tournament... | Read More

  • 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


    • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Meeting the Players

      Satuday, August 22, 2015. A day to meet and greet the Sinquefield Cup players. Event at the Kingside Diner (yellow umbrellas) in St. Louis, Missouri. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is in the foreground. Photo below is from... | Read More

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      • | Aug 28, 2015
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    • Sinquefield Cup 2015: Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana (Grand Chess Tour)

      This is a round 5 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, and Fabiano Caruana of the United States. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament a... | Read More

    • Four, then Three: Sinquefield Cup R3-R5

      We saw some interesting time scrambles earlier in the tournament. After that,: R3 saw a game that lasted 76 moves (and ended in a draw -- between the Americans, of course). R4 saw only one decisive game, although Caruana-Anand ended in a rather ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 27, 2015
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    • CHESS CALCULATION TRAINING

      Today I have some important topic to discuss with you. Its about ‘chess calculation’ So, without further ado, let’s get started! Example Avetisyan – Anton Guijarro Black to move   It’s Black’s turn now in the above position. P... | Read More

      • smsugumar5
      • | Aug 27, 2015
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    • Sinquefield Cup - Round 3 Pairings and Predictions

      Round 3 begins in minutes. What are your predictions? Especially interesting match-ups today are: Nakamura vs. Caruana The top 2 U.S. players must duke it out. After tough losses in round 2, both players will be eager to set their tournaments... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • 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 »