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  • A Guide To Underpromotion

    The concept of underpromotion epitomizes the beauty of chess. Mathematically speaking, the queen is far and away the most potent force on the board. Yet there are certain situations in which the lady's subordinates are more deserving of reincarnat... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Play Chess Online With Your Pets

    April Fools! Are you tired of the same old game of fetch? Running low on filthy, chewed-up tennis balls? Wouldn’t it be nice to play something a bit more intellectually challenging with your pets? Thanks to groundbreaking new technolog... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More


    • Bad Blitz Habits

           When I became a member on Chess.com, the professor who referred me to the site advised me to stick to 15 minute games or longer if I wanted to truly improve my chess ability. His reasoning being that longer games provide enough time to stu... | Read More

      • dillarse
      • | Jun 27, 2015
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    • Moments of Norway Chess 2015

      GM Veselin Topalov (6,5/9 points) became the winner of the first leg of The Grand Chess Tour with a little help from Norwegian hosts WCC GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Carlsen lost his game in a winning position because of his unawar... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 25, 2015
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    • Small Positional Errors Add Up to A Big Loss

      I love the Alapin. Strong players look at the opening with derision, but I've taken down some strong players with it. I like it because it avoids theory (that is changing quickly) and allows my to play chess. I also picked it up because it allows ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 24, 2015
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    • "I keep escaping": Norway Chess Day 8

      The penultimate round of Norway Chess has definitely proved itself exciting with the not-so-leading tournament leader Topalov suffering his first loss, handed to him by none other than Anish Giri (It seems as if Topalov's "luck" was supposed to be... | Read More

      • smith8800
      • | Jun 24, 2015
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    • A Missed Brilliancy, Magnus Carlsen vs. Anish Giri, Norway Chess 2015

      If World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen had found 38.Bf7+!!, we would use "Carlsen's Immortal" etiquette for this game. For now, "Carlsen's Immortal" is Magnus Carlsen vs. Sipke Ernst 2004 Corus (Group C) CaroKann Classical. He started the tournam... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 19, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »