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Blundermove27
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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Amateur vs. World Champion

    Once upon a time, Alexander Roshal, who was the chief editor of the famous Soviet weekly "64," called Mikhail Tal and asked for some original material for his publication. Tal answered that he would be happy to help his old friend and told ... | Read More

  • The New Chess.com (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of Chess.com is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

  • The Tactical Detector

    Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent tactical training tools (such as Chess.com's own Tactics Trainer), after the release of countless free engines that serve as paragons of tactical... | Read More

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More


    • I Will Solve Your Time Trouble Woes

      Hey chess.com, Here's an exercise for y'all. List out the last 10 tournament games you played. Out of those 10 games, how many of those games did time trouble affect the quality of the moves you played? I think for a lot of people that answer wi... | Read More

      • Flicflac
      • | Sep 28, 2016
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    • The Irish Women's Championship 2016

      The Irish Women's Championship 2016 will be held in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 from 15-16 October. You can enter online here. Already entered we have the 2015 Champion, Monika Gedvilaite, 2014 Champion, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis as well as four upc... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 27, 2016
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    • A rare loss against the Pirc Defence.

      A loss in the Pirc Defence to a really strong player (above 1900 ELO on chess.com)  Both of us were in time trouble and I was the first to blunder. Again, I'm not too disappointed. Faster time controls are always going to yield blunders.  I pl... | Read More

    • A Lucky Draw

      Tonight's club game was a real stinker, and I really hesitate to post it - I was (much) worse for most of the game, then managed to escape with a draw, but not before missing a few chances along the way, and a little kerfuffle about the drawing ru... | Read More

      • scsiduck
      • | Sep 26, 2016
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    • The Blunder Games - Two Players Survive!

      For my first blog post, I'm going over a game I should have won but only drew, luckily. However, it was a great game, and that's the point of playing chess: to have a great time. The reason why I didn't win the chess game is because of to many blu... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Qualities of moves

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    As you can see moves are indicated if good or bad through symbols: These are the symbols: !!- brilliant move !- good move !?- interesting move  ?!- dubious move ?-bad move ??-blunder Many people make blunders like the castling blunder lik... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur

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    In 1890-1891, Isidor Arthur Gunsberg (1854-1930) played Steinitz for the world’s championship and lost after 4 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses.  Gunsberg began his chess career as the player inside the chess automaton Mephisto.  H... Read More »