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  • The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

  • Prophylactic Play

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 15, 2017, 9:58 AM

    "It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

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  • Best New Chess Books

    chessbuzz Mar 12, 2017, 10:23 AM

    Below is a list of  the best new chess books that have been published within the last year that would make a welcome addition to any chess player’s library.   Positional Decision Making in Chess  Released in February...

  • Five chess books that have helped me become a Grandmaster

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 1, 2017, 4:29 AM

    I am often asked what chess books really helped me become a much better player. In this blog I am going to share my five most memorable books. Chess books that have helped me on my way to becoming a Grandmaster.  Every...

  • First Blog Post for Sherlockian100

    Sherlockian100 Jan 19, 2017, 2:37 AM

    I had one of those families that did not take many pictures or videos (granted video recorders weighed 30 pounds and had to be carried around on one's shoulder). As a result, I didn't have many pictures to show...

  • December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    GeniusKJ Nov 28, 2016, 4:37 PM

    Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's...

  • Play it like a pro: A beginners guide to chess!

    Scott_98 Nov 18, 2016, 6:49 AM

    Hi,I'm Michael Scott a.k.a Scott_98 (on chess.com),feel free to challenge,follow,send a friend request or ask a question on my profile page.So I'm gonna be writing a blog which will feature 'Play it like a pro'...

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  • Big Win Big Win English JoseDiaz JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun &

    kittyprint Mar 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

    Big Win English JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun & Trivia © 2017, José Diaz Links Interview with José Diaz More from JoseDiaz Gibraltar Thief Tata Chess Definer FollowComments GM_AndreiLibinsky...

  • December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    GeniusKJ Nov 28, 2016, 4:51 PM

    Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's...

  • Great advice from a Master Coach - Dan Heisman

    AdventHoly Sep 30, 2016, 7:51 AM

    This is a great Article by a guy named Dan Heisman. He is an extremely well known coach that lives in Pennsylvania. I think he was a Grandmaster at some point. Enjoy!-The Chess Cafe is pleased to present the first...

  • General openings links

    RussBell Sep 24, 2016, 4:57 AM

    Principles of the Opening for Beginners.....chess.com article... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-principles-of-the-opening General openings links....suggestions, recommendations for beginner-novice... https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-path-study-plan-the-opening-1 https://www.chess.com/article/view/study-plan-for-intermediate-players-the-opening2 https://www.chess.com/article/view/study-plan-for-advanced-players-the-opening-1 https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-understand-openings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_opening https://www.chess.com/forum/search?keyword=openings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21L45Qo6EIY https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL95D57046F196F063 http://chess.about.com/od/openings/tp/TopOpenings.htm http://www.dwheeler.com/chess-openings/ http://www.mark-weeks.com/aboutcom/aa05l17.htm http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/repert.htm http://www.angelfire.com/nf/chess/Openings.html http://www.thechesswebsite.com/top-7-aggressive-chess-openings/ http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/links/openings.html Finally,...

  • U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures

    B1J2 Jun 17, 2016, 9:18 AM

    U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures FM MikeKleinon 6/17/16, 1:22 AM. 2Fwww.chess.com&pfname=&rpctoken=50898485" style="border-style: none; border-color: initial; font-size: 1px; font: inherit; vertical-align:...

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