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  • Records in Chess

    Best match player.  William Steinitz played 27 chess matches from 1862 to 1896, and won 25 of the 27.    He won 160 games, lost 70, and drew 57.  Best Selling Chess Book. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess has sold over one million copies. Best w... | Read More

  • First Verbalize, Then Analyze (Plus, One from the Rule Books)

    I noticed two questions (posed by several readers) pertaining to my earlier article titled, “Finnish Defense & Tournament Prep.” Both questions are about an analysis I gave, and both are more than reasonable … on one level. Let’s take ... | Read More

  • Finnish Defense & Tournament Prep

    Mr. Dahl wrote: I’d like to ask about a certain Scandinavian Main Line variation I came up with. It is 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Bd2 Qc7 (me and my friends playfully call this the Finnish Variation). Is it sound for Black? I’ve ... | Read More

  • TEST YOUR CHESS: BLACK DRAGON

    Hi again everyone,   This time we will try to take a look at how black can answer a variation which a lot of sources consider to be critical to the whole survival of the Dragon. I’ve tried to include a lot of possible deviations for black tha... | Read More

  • Your Questions Answered By Andrew Martin

    Unfortunately this is the last Q&A Chess.com column from International Master Andrew Martin.  I'm sure you will join me in thanking Andrew for his insightful columns and wishing him all the best for the future!   But if you still have an un... | Read More


    • Chess Channels

      Hi, here are the list of links for those who are looking for good chess channels. Check them out and enjoy 1. IM Andrew Martin 2. ChessNetwork 3. kingscrusher 4. John Bartolomew 5. Ches Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 6. Lucas And... | Read More

    • Greek gifts defended

      This monday I encountered a Greek gift bishop sac, and today the same opponent went for the same sac, and apparently did some homework. I thought the sac was too optimistic, but I had to defend very well. Maybe I should do some homework on this to... | Read More

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    • Sinquefield 09: Aronian wins tournament(Blog please copy and paste to watch games or send me a messa

      2015 Sinquefield Cup This super-GM single Round Robin brings together some of the best players in the world. This is the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The players – Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (USA),... | Read More

    • Four Training Games

      After spending several hours analyzing a game recently, it became clear that I needed to find ways to save time.  A great resource turned out to be the suggestions in Andrew Martin's column.  He says to look for critical moments.  These include... | Read More

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    • 3RD ANNUAL RECESSION BUSTER 2013

      "Most club players, still haven't got the feintest idea on what do to against '2. f4...'" IM Andrew Martin "I looked over to your board when I see you made the move f4 (2. f4),... | Read More

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  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Bird's Opening

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    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »

  • Ervin, Roy

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    Roy Carl Ervin was born in Los Angeles on January 4, 1951 and grew up in Santa Monica.  In 1969, he took 2nd in the Ventura Marina Chess Festival, won by Ray Martin, and ahead of Norman Whitaker.  In 1969, at the American Open in Santa Monica, E... Read More »

  • Adams, John Quincy

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    John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the 6th President of the United States (1825-1829) and avid chess player.  His chess set is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  John Quincy Adams may have lost the Presidency becau... Read More »