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  • Free Chess Curriculum For Parents And Coaches

    Chess would be great for my kids,  but where do I start? I'd love to help start a chess program at my school, but I'm a math/science/English teacher and I know nothing about teaching chess. I run a homeschool program with limit... | Read More

  • A Quiet Game in Germantown in 1762

         The January 1962 issue of "Chess Review" featured an article written by John Frederick Harbeson.  The article was a reprint of one that had appeared in "The Germantowne Crier."  The author was a prominent Philade... | Read More

  • Why Chess Players Blunder

    We have seen them, haven’t we? The howlers? Amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of a game, trying to explain their blunder, shaking their heads in disbelief, scratching their brows, sighing while trying to come up with a ration... | Read More

  • When Men Were Men

    During the romantic era of chess, MEN WERE MEN. They played gambits. They went for mate. They drank whisky while pondering their next attacking move. If someone made a material sacrifice (which loses if the opponent simply refuses the “... | Read More

  • What Happened To Magnus Carlsen?

    The European Team Chess Championship that took place last month in Iceland is already a part of chess history. There were many remarkable games and memorable moments over there. Some people will remember the double win by the Russian men... | Read More

    • Analysing My Own Games: Material Imbalance

      One needs a guide when first learning Chess. Beginners are often taught a Queen is worth "9 points", a Rook "5 points", a Bishop and Knight worth "3 points" and a pawn "1 point". One can quickly scan the board, add up the "points" and count who is... | Read More

    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • When You Are Running Out Of Gas

      by HJS When people experience spiritual dryness and hope begins to wither, they almost always withdraw. They withdraw from church, from their spouse, from family and friends, and - though they don't realize it - they withdraw from God as well. T... | Read More

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    • antonio_kiri4ev vs. lebesgue72: B10: Caro-Kann Defense, Advance Variation

      Hi everyone! This is another Caro-Kann game. I learned a few things: 1. I found that maybe black can let white advance with c4-c5 and later on do moves to throw punches at white's queenside pawns on light squares. THis seems o.k., but also seems ... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Jan 29, 2016
    • Good news, and this time, it's real.

      So, a few weeks ago, I thought I had gotten Abel banned for good. I was horribly wrong. But this time, I reported him again, and I got this message: JAN 27, 2016  |  06:27AM PST   Amelia replied:   Ugh, I’m so sorry about this. I have ... | Read More

Video Lessons

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  • Selenus, Gustavus

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    Gustavus Selenius (1579-1666) was the author of Das Schach-oder Konig-Spiel (Chess or King-play), the earliest detailed account of living chess and the earliest German chess book, in 1616.  Gustavus Selenius was the pseudonym for August ... Read More »

  • Salvio, Alessandro

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    Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640) was a chess author from Naples, doctor, and best chess analyst of his time.  He defeated Paolo Boi in 1598 (who died three days later) and Geronimo Cascio in 1606.  He was unofficial world chess champio... Read More »

  • Fine, Reuben

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    Reuben Fine (1914-1993) was a U.S. Grandmaster (1950) and one of the best chessplayers in the U.S. in the 1930s.  He took first place in 23 of the 27 important events in his chess career.  During World War II he was employed by the Navy ... Read More »