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  • 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

  • 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 11

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | 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


    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 1

      A serious 1.e4 player needs to prepare against all possible responses by Black and The Scandinavian Defense is not to be missed. It's often played by opponents who want to rattle you with a "Surprise Opening" you're less familiar with and they'... | Read More

    • Must Know Traps Against the Caro-Kann Defense - Part 2

      In my first article on the Caro-Kann Defense, I explained the basic tactics of defending against this opening as white.  In this article we will focus on The Tricks & Traps that are often found and executed ...if you know what to look for.... | Read More

    • Stalemate Tricks

      Hi Chess Friends,   I thought I'd provide a few puzzles this week on the theme of stalemate, often the last tool someone can use to draw a game. Sometimes it's the result of a brilliant defensive idea and other times carelessness on the part of... | Read More

      • NMKane
      • | Feb 22, 2015
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    • A Brand New App For iOS

      We're so excited to report that last week saw the launch of a long-awaited overhaul to our aging iOS app, and chess on your iPhone or iPad has never looked better — or provided mobile access to so many Chess.com features!Once you sign in,... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 17, 2015
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      • | 45 comments
    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part II

      Today's lesson in our opinion primarily will be useful for chess players who stayed at the level of 1400-1500 and did not know how to continue developing in this wonderful game. The first part was focused on tactical view of the problem of prophy... | Read More


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 »