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Blunderwall
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  • 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

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • When A Game Is Many Games

    The Chess.com member te_amo (from Kolkata, India) asked me to point out his weakness in his games. He said: “I undergo no sort of professional training, and I aspire to be over 2000 someday.” Mr. te_amo, the fact is that people start... | Read More

  • The Craziest Queen Moves Ever

    First of all I would like to thank our readers for their contribution to last week's article. Many of you shared your chess knowledge and helped to uncover some little-known games with really stunning moves. Since in that article&nb... | Read More


    • Epic blunders and slow but steady progress (Road to Improvement #5)

      I played in a Monday night club tournament this week. I lost all 3 games so it was a bit of a humbling experience. The first 2 games were against 1500+ players so I was just simply out classed. I didn't really make many bad mistakes or blunders s... | Read More

    • Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2016

      Last week, I played in the 6th Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel as part of the England Junior Squad. The junior tournament is very much similar in organisation to the main event, the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, run in January/F... | Read More

    • Is This a Mistake in Computer Analysis?

      https://www.chess.com/home/computer_analysis?id=143260798&game_type=1 Why 12. O-O-O is a blunder? If 12. O-O-O Bb4, White can play 13. Qf1 | Read More

      • gravija
      • | Aug 25, 2016
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    • A hard fought win.

      It's nice to win a game where both sides played really well. Unfortunately this game was more or less decided by a blunder which my opponent made in time trouble. Even so, it serves to remind me that Chess is 80% tactics.  Enjoy | Read More

    • FM/WFM Jogja Istimewa Open Chess Tournament 2016

      What an amazing experience that i had from Jogja a week ago. With the time control 90m + 30s, 6 out of 9, not a bad result. Anyway, today i'm going to show you my 3 lost games at the tournament. Take a look!   My first lost game is between Me (... | Read More

      • mazmik25
      • | Aug 24, 2016
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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 »