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  • 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

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More

  • The Best Kasparov Combinations You've Never Seen

    Garry Kasparov is definitely one of the best players in the history of chess. His games have been analyzed over and over in hundreds of books and thousands of articles and videos. Then how can I be so sure that you somehow missed some of his bri... | Read More

  • Steinitz Defense: World Champion Openings

    Opening choice is a very complicated subject, bound up not just in questions of chess theory and principles, but also in individual personality and style, and even the current state of society. When picking an opening today you need to consider ... | 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


    • 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

    • Sinquefield Cup 2015: Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Grand Chess Tour)

      This is a round 3 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between the current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missou... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer Memorial: Round 1

      Last Saturday I played in my first tournament in fifteen years: the Bobby Fischer Memorial at the University of Utah. It was a five-hour drive down from Boise, but I didn't mind: it seemed fitting that I should make my return to tournament chess i... | Read More

    • My first FIDE rated standard tournament

      Do you remember that feeling when you got into your first tournament... How you were looking forward for it... How painful every loss was... Or how nice it felt to become positioned in top half of the tournament... Well, a month ago I would have ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 25, 2015
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    • Putin’s Hostages Sentsov & Kolchenko.

      Putin’s Hostages Sentsov & Kolchenko   This Is How The Image Of ‘Terrorists’ Was Created For Kidnapped High-Profile Ukrainians words by Hromadske.TV edited by Damian Kolodiy produced by Maxim Eristavi and Maria Zhdanova Get up ... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Aug 25, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Phillips, Harold

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    Harold Meyer Phillips (1874-1967) was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1902).  He was the or... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Jan Timman

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    Jan Timman is a Dutch GM. He was born in Amsterdam, December 14 1951. His peak rating was in the 2600s. He is currently rated 2571. He used a wide variety of openings and popularized a large opening repitorire. He has played in 13 chess olympiads ... Read More »