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  • ChessCenter Episode Archive

    Get the most important chess news, notes and highlights right here at the ChessCenter episode archive. Watch the current episode for the most up-to-date news or dive into recent chess history: the choice is yours.  So who is at the helm? He... | Read More

  • Talks a Good Game

         The following piece was written by Paul Hugo Little,     a rather diverse writer and a chess expert himself.    Many people have probably encountered someone     like the chess expert described in the story below. (The diagrams... | Read More

  • More Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    In my first edition of Cracked Grandmaster Tales, I shared stories about Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas, Grandmaster Igor Ivanov, a tribute to Igor Ivanov by Boris Spassky, a short tale about an unknown grandmaster, and a story about the late Wa... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Overlooked Gem

    Officially released on September 16, the biographical thriller Pawn Sacrifice is the latest development in an ongoing chess renaissance. Directed by Academy Award-winning producer and filmmaker Edward Zwick, Pawn Sacrifice offers a ... | Read More

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    I’ve talked to countless chess fans over the years and though all serious chess players have their favorite chess heroes, many of them aren’t in touch with the human side of the chess legends. This is the first of two articles showing some of ... | Read More

    • Introduction to Rook Endings--Building the Bridge

      Today I would like to look at a common theme in Rook Endings. It is called "Building a Bridge". This occurs when one side has an extra pawn on the seventh rank, and the losing side (I shall refer to it as "Black", and to the winning side as "Whi... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Oct 8, 2015
    • Rook vs Bishop Endgames

      Hello Chess Fans,   The King and Rook vs a King and Bishop wins approximately 40% of the time, but you can increase your percentages by knowing the best way of securing a mate. How you ask?  It's a two part answer:  Going for t... | Read More

    • Pawn Structure Chess - The Caro Structure

      Over the next few weeks, I will be going over the book Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis with Robert0905. We are still working on the details of how we will be presenting this to you all, but be sure to check out his blog and his group for mor... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Oct 6, 2015
    • GM Simon Williams Channels Hamlet

      Where are your jokes now? The chess party AND the jokes are on ChessTV, that´s! Get over there NOW for today´s     ChessTV is full of delights for those who crave chess entertainment, and I wanted to draw your attention ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Oct 6, 2015
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    • Pavel Eljanov – The Player That Turned Baku Upside Down

      Check out my original post here. If you followed the World Cup before the Svidler v. Karjakin final earlier this week, then one name you’ve definitely seen in the media is Pavel Eljanov. Besides winning his first 6 classical games, he managed... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Korn, Walter

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    Walter Korn (1908-1997) was the editor of Modern Chess Openings and chess contributor to chess publications for 50 years.  He was the first  FIDE International Judge for Chess Endgame Compositions in North America.   He fl... Read More »