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  • Alekhine's Defense: World Championship Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • 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

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More


    • SCU - Rivers P-12 Challenge 2015-T3

      SCU Chess Club helped run the inaugural Rivers P-12 Chess Challenge at Kadina High School on Tue 01-Sep-2015. Jake Lowe won the day with 6½ points from 7 rounds. With a mix of 93 primary and high school students from 8 schools all in one competi... | Read More

    • Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup

      Levon Aronian currently leads the Sinquefield Cup by a full point! Photo Credit Austin Fuller Here's a look at some of the tactical combinations from the exciting first round of the tournament, which had the rare result of all decisive games... | Read More

    • SCC Tornado

      Yesterday, I went to the Seattle Chess Club Tornado event, an event held every 4th Sunday of the month. It was my third tournament since I moved to Washington. My published rating was 1671, even though I was actually only 1597 at the time.  The ... | Read More

    • The Rebellious Rooks

      This post comes after a really long time. This is because school has been busy and so have the kids, who were engaged in exams. Over this time though, a lot has occurred. Two of the kids played a zonal tournament and returned with surprising resu... | Read More

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    • Looking for a partner

      Hello to all chess friends here on chess.com. I’m an Italian player, around 2050 FIDE ELO, 51 years old, living with my family in Padova and enjoying chess in my limited spare time. I’m looking for one or two chess partners/pals (male or fem... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • China

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    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »

  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »