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  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing the New (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • What Happened To Magnus Carlsen?

    The European Team Chess Championship that took place last month in Iceland is already a part of chess history. There were many remarkable games and memorable moments over there. Some people will remember the double win by the Russian men... | Read More

  • More Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    In last week's article, we saw that breaking the classical rules of play in the openings is one of the cardinal sins of less experienced players. Another common problem that you can find in their games is missing basic tactical ideas. ... | Read More

  • Turn Off The Autopilot!

    Chess is a cruel game. One moment of negligence, one second of distracted thinking, and hours of hard work instantly go down the drain. For most chess players, the euphoria of success — a combination, a hard-fought victory, a positional mast... | Read More

    • Queen vs. advanced pawn ending

      OK so I believe there was an article written about this somewhere between a year ago and a couple months ago. Now I believe that the article in question was written by (I want to say) GM Daniel Naroditsky or IM Silman. The closest article I could ... | Read More

    • Me and RookSacrifice

      Me and Samuel Deng( RookSacrifice) play a LOT of blitz on We always have so many games that we can tease the other one with. For example, this 6-move mate against me seemed to really have caught on... Well, I am not too fond of that o... | Read More

    • ... vs. GM

      So, this is the first time I fought with Indonesian GM, S. Megaranto. Note that my stupid blunders are because of timepanic attack. (Always happen in slow internet connection) | Read More

    • Blunderful

      More on checking for blunders, taking with check is always good right?   | Read More

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      • | Feb 3, 2016
    • AICF Unrated Tournament

      This tournament was mine best ever because I was made blunders only in two matches instead of my all like in my past tournament..It was held 200 miles away from my home.I was well prepared with my black pieces but not with white pieces.The time co... | 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 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 »