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  • Cross-Pins

         Cross-pins or double pins are names for a rare and particularly interesting tactic.  Under certain conditions it can also be called the St. Andrew's Cross, counter-pins and combination pins.      A cross-pin can be absolute, r... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Sp... | Read More

  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | Read More

  • Is Magnus Carlsen The LeBron James Of Chess?

    Who is the LeBron James of chess? The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship. LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More


    • 8 Years Ago Today...

       Click here to join my "Chess.com Anniversary Tournament"! Eight years ago today (May 7, 2007), two friends named Jay and Erik launched a project that they had been working on for a while. Jay , served as the back end developer for the pr... | Read More

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    • Sicilian Defense Against the Grand Prix Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will review yet another dangerous weapon White can execute against the Sicilian Defense - The Closed Sicilian: Grand Prix Attack.  Grand Prix in French means Grand Prize and White intends to go for the prized checkm... | Read More

    • Hello

      Hi everybody! This is my first blog and so i'll tell you a little bit about myself. So, I go to a chess club, and I've been in chess for 4 years. So, im currently in 5th grade. I will try to post helpful tips that will be the most benifical. I kno... | Read More

    • King Safety and Open Files (004)

      This blog will continue from our last lessons on King Safety (002) and Open Files (003). With these basic principles, I have identified weaknesses in my opponent's middle game and opened the centre using pawn exchanges, creating open files for my ... | Read More

    • My tournament games

                    My tournament games     By FLchessplayer / A.J. Goldsby I    I got an e-mail the other day, one friend asked that I start posting more blogs with my tournament games. (Click HERE to go to my GC page for my games.)... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Computers

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    The first chess effort on the part of a computer is a mate in 2 programmed in 1949 on a Ferranti digital machine. The first computer program that played proper chess was written at MIT by Alex Bernstein in 1959. The Massachusetts Amateur Champions... Read More »