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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

  • Typical Rook Endgame Mistakes

    Endgames should be simple. Right? With a majority of pieces removed from play, calculation becomes minimal. Wrong!  At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a winning endgame. Perhaps you've been fortunate e... | Read More


    • 3rd Place in the State Championships

      "Fortune," if we are to believe the Latin proverb, "favors those who are brave enough not to resign, for they shall find a cheapo." And this pretty much sums up my recent games against higher-rated players. In the Green Bay Open in July, I found ... | Read More

      • Blougram
      • | Aug 22, 2016
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    • How to Make Watching Chess More Fun

      While I was eating a fish burrito for lunch (so So Cal), I got a text from a friend who is an 1800 USCF rated player himself. I had told him to check out the Sinquefield Cup coverage; that I had thought that it had a lot of very interesting games.... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 19, 2016
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    • Changes...

      Well, I Just passed my two year 'Chessiversary' (making it two years since I decided to seriously study), and Frankly I'm a little disappointed where I am at... I seem absolutely glued to 1500 rapid, despite working hard on this time control- I h... | Read More

    • 1 Min or 2 l 1 Bullet... Which Would You Choose?

      After playing lots of bullet chess, I decided to experiment, which is better 1 or  2|1? I have finally came to the conclusion that I think 1 min is better. Here in this blog post, I will give out the differences between both bullet formats.   ... | Read More

    • Training Routine

      July 2015 is when I started training harder to improve my chess. I search the internet, buy books, download apps and programs, and played a lot of chess. I also acquired 4 sets of boards already because I am a little picky about the piece design, ... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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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 »