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  • 7 Dumb Chess Ideas To Avoid This Year

    We've kicked off a new year, but beginning chess players still play the same unsound chess ideas that have been tried by inexperienced players for decades. Unless their opponents are similarly new to the game, players relying on these unsophisti... | Read More

  • A Potpourri of Traps

    Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of gaining a quick victory appears.  B... | Read More

  • Chess.com: 1 Billion Games Served

    How many games have been played on Chess.com? OK, so maybe Dr. Evil asked for 100 billion, but we're getting there. A billion is a big number. If one game started every second, 24 hours a day, it would take nearly 32 years to get to a billio... | Read More

  • Eight Is Enough

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. Are you ready for some chess? Three quarters of the students expressed a certain readiness. One quarter didn't. Rachel: I think all eight of us are ready, professor. Zephyr: Eight? Are there really that many... | Read More

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Read More


    • January Thaw - Round 4

      I started out the second day pretty well, defeating Robert Rajala in our first game against each other. Robert's a good fellow who lent me a demonstration board for a chess class I teach at a local school here, and I was eager to play him finally... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • Fajarowicz Gambit [3]

      FAJAROWICZ GAMBIT [2] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction This game will sh... | Read More

    • HOW TO PLAY BLITZ

      Blitz chess is slightly slower than bullet, but faster than standard. Most people who play blitz play a 3|0 or a 5|0 just because it's fast, but you actually can think about your moves. Anyways, here are some tips on playing blitz. 1) DO NOT RUS... | Read More

    • Chess and Life

      The game of chess is one of man’s great creations.  The rules can seem arbitrary to a beginner, but are actually the product of over 1000 years of tinkering and refining.  The modern game—essentially unchanged now for about 500 years—is p... | Read More

      • Maestro-X
      • | Jan 1, 2015
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    • Opening Traps

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      • Omer_586
      • | Dec 27, 2014
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  • 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 »