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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

  • Cannibal Chess Players In The Avocado Jungle Of Death

    The Chess.com member rosyflamitto said: “I usually blunder a lot, mainly in middlegames. Will you please look at few my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Before continuing, a word to those reading this article: I am ge... | Read More

  • Longer Time Controls Are More Instructive

    The Chess.com member JerryPapada wrote: “My name is Jerry, I’m 15 years old, from Greece, and I’m trying to find a way to bump up my rating. I need to find what is missing from my games.” Jeremy Silman: Playing 3-0 games ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Converting an Advantage into a Win - Control of the Center

      Here I will continue with my series "Converting an Advantage into a Win". The second topic I will talk about is what happens when you don't pay attention to the center. Here's a game I played against someone in a 15|10 format.   My Analysis  ... | Read More

    • How to avoid 90% of your blunders?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  I created a free video lecture about the 3 most important principles in the opening.   You can subcribe for the lecture here: http://ww... | Read More

    • Rust Never Sleeps

      Three stinkers to share - tough to imagine who would get anything from these games, but I will post them as a way of getting back into the habit of trying to regularly do some decent analysis. These are my first rated games in nearly a year, so I'... | Read More

      • scsiduck
      • | Jul 19, 2016
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    • V01: What to think about during a chess game

      As one may see I am far from playing at a grandmaster’s level. However, these blogs are documenting ideas I try to implement into my own gameplay.   Blunder avoidance:  The first problem I faced after my 20 year break from chess were blund... | Read More

      • IO_Jupiter
      • | Jul 15, 2016
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    • Games That Every Chessplayer Should Know (part 2)

      Hello Everyone, There are many games and moves (both brilliancies and blunders) that all chess players should know or have at least seen before. One of the greatest chess players of all time, Anatoly Karpov has been both the victor and victim of... | 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 »

  • Chigorin, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin (1850-1908), was born on November 12 (October 31, Old Style), 1850 near St. Petersburg.   In 1860, he parents died and at the age of 10, he became an orphan.  In 1867, at the age 16, he learned chess from his school t... 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 »