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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • Coach Dejan Explains

    TigerChess Aug 13, 2016, 2:26 AM

    Sometimes the best way to learn is over the board, sitting across from your teacher and analyzing a recent match. GM Dejan Bojkov has had many students excel greatly under his watch. In this series, you'll get to...

  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2015, 4:21 AM

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions...

  • Exclusive Peek: Modernized: The Open Sicilian

    FM hellokostya Feb 25, 2015, 11:38 AM

      Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy This book is the second in the Modernized series, as last year MetroChess released Modernized:...

  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    pete Jan 12, 2015, 12:53 PM

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a...

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  • Round 3 - 100th Kumbaya

    iforkyou Mar 7, 2017, 6:58 PM

    Back to playing the black pieces.  I felt tons of pressure throughout this game, playing the Accelerated Dragon - Sicilian.  Turns out my opponent had played against this recently and did poorly.  He then prepared...

  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    kamalakanta Jan 23, 2017, 3:08 PM

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Vladimir Simagin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vladimir Simagin (June 21, 1919 in Moscow – September 25, 1968 in Kislovodsk)...

  • My favorite GM win: Washington Junior Open Round 4

    Joseph_Truelson Jan 20, 2017, 11:38 AM

    Notice that in the context of this article that "GM" stands for Garbage Master. After all, everyone is Garbage before they become Grand, if they ever become Grand at all! Also, I wished to put a photo I took of...

  • How to use your rook effectively?

    GM GM_Igor_Smirnov Dec 29, 2016, 10:38 PM

    The most commonly misunderstood piece in chess is the rook. Many players have real problems with their rooks and don’t know how to play with them.   Today, IM Vangjel Buli has prepared a new text lesson for you....

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 2

    VincentRoberts Nov 23, 2016, 10:22 AM

    Wikipedia has a really long article and chess.com would not let me make that long of a blog.I also have a link to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence This is where I left off:  Najdorf Variation:...

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