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  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Endgame!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Arrive at your final chess destination with the knowledge you need to win! Tasks: Increase Your Knowledge of "Must Know" Technical Endgames Improve Your Endgame Technique Complete these ... | Read More


    • Caruana's Missed Win

      Fabiano Caruana missed a win in his game against Anish Giri at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament earlier this week. During the broadcast, it was reported that he would have maintained a winning position (according to someone's computer)with 55...Ra3... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Jan 21, 2016
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    • My method of learning Rook endings

      How to best study Chess? An eternal question which has plagued many the player that has stagnated for years (maybe decades).   I can only speak from my own experiences as to HOW NOT TO study chess.   The following methods DO NOT work for me.... | Read More

    • Open Martorell, group B

      Recently I played my third slow OTB tournament. This was an U2000 tournament with 67 players in which I was the 56th of the startink ranking. It was the first time I do not play at the last group so my opponents were a bit stronger. Also, it was... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Dec 30, 2015
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    • End game - degrees of failure

      I confess, I've played too much low quality blitz. Games where you're ahead in material and time and can just hop about chasing pieces rather than forcing the mate. It's a bad habit to have picked up and the last two games in the tournament have s... | Read More

      • sam_acw
      • | Oct 16, 2015
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    • A 119 Move Blitz Draw Against Computer Impossible (Dutch Game)

      My latest result against the Computer Impossible this time in 3 + 2 blitz! It was a long, hard-fought draw... the computer never gives up! | Read More




  • Chess

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    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide in homes, urban parks, clubs, online, correspondence, and in... Read More »

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »