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  • Why Chess Players Blunder (Part 2)

    Part 1 of our previous instalment offered a theoretical framework for blunders. This second part suggests a way to combat impulsiveness and blunder-tendencies. Chess players are often encouraged to read chess books and watch DVDsto improvetheir ... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Blunders

    Blundering in chess is one of the worst feelings that we experience while playing the royal game. A well-played strategic masterpiece can be completely spoiled with a single careless move. Anyone, including the very best... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish the job. Karjakin has one title ... | Read More

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Time Trouble

    Time trouble can plague even the best players in the world, and often leads to painful blunders and losses on time in winning positions. In order to improve your time management skills, follow these three steps below: Try not to use more ... | Read More

  • Even GMs Are Human

    Many a myth has been discussed about the "superhuman" power that a grandmaster holds over the chessboard. Amateur players tend to look at us GMs as untouchable geniuses that cannot put a foot wrong when shuffling our pieces about. I am now going... | Read More


    • A HANGING QUEEN (Blitz chess #53)

      Hello, the noob here, I hope you're doing fine. Over on my channel I've posted another video in the "Blitz chess" series. This time my opponent blunders! I hope you can help me spot my mistakes in order to improve.   CLICK HERE ... | Read More

      • nemichelis
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • Clàssic Sant Martí, group B

      Hi again. Here are the games played in my fourth slow OTB tournament. This was an U2100 tournament with 58 players in which I was the 26th of the startink ranking, and the first one I had to play 2000+ rated players. My own rating was 1915 at t... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • Road to GM: Week 2 "Step by step"

          Today begins the second week of my journey of becoming a Grandmaster. It's a long, treacherous road with crocodile goons and lobster mobsters but it's one well paved. Last week I discussed my chess status and a plan of action that i needed ... | Read More

    • Training & Calculation Secrets to Achieve Tactical Mastery!

      We all know the importance of tactics in chess but how can we improve our ability in this critical area? Simply solving hundreds of random puzzles is a very slow way to progress. In the following lecture, I reveal the training secrets and calcula... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Apr 29, 2016
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    • Rejoining the fight - game 8

      This is a blog about a former NM who basically retired from serious chess for about 15 years to pursue family and career, trying to make a mini comeback without studying too much or working too hard. Each blog will see me annotate a game from my ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... 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 »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... 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 »