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  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Mastering Your Psychological Intuition

    For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of hu... | Read More

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

    Topic for June: the endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column.) The Bad Things About Speed Chess? (For answers to all other speed chess questions received, please read my replies in the for... | 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 departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More

    • Intro

      Hi guys! I am GM Pendyala Harikrishna,an Indian GM. I have set up this Academy to help you learn openings,traps,endgames,variations,etc. Thank You. Yours Sincerely, Inter_Network | Read More

    • More tactics fun!

      Here is another tactic taken from a real game that my teammate had at a tournament.  Worth mentioning, my teammate's opening was the Rossolimo, one of my favorites to play against the Sicilian as white.  Now, as many here know, I've been workin... | Read More

    • Your Games Analyzed - Third Edition

      Sorry for the delay!  Work got crazy combined with a string of fairly poor submissions and then after a week or so without a new blog, the game submissions stopped and blah blah blah... Anyway, here we are. This is a bit of a misleading title b... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Sep 19, 2015
    • Introduction About my profile.

      Hello everyone. This is introduction about my profile I will be adding stuffs like Openings,Traps,Puzzles etc. in my profile so everyone who views my profile are requested to watch these please. Thank you,           Please watch them and ... | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | Sep 5, 2015
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    • Chess Clock-The 'Phobia'

      Chess Clock Chess clock is one of the thing from which amateurs fear the most. First thing one should do take a deep breadth. He must press the button after his move(because I as amateur often forgot to do so, in my tournament games, but it is no... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Greco, Gioacchino (Joachino)

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    Gioacchino Greco (1600-1634) was an Italian chess player and the best known of the wandering chessmen in the early 17th century. Greco learned chess from earlier books and kept a notebook of tactics, and short and clever games.  He made a liv... Read More »