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  • A Quiet Game in Germantown in 1762

         The January 1962 issue of "Chess Review" featured an article written by John Frederick Harbeson.  The article was a reprint of one that had appeared in "The Germantowne Crier."  The author was a prominent Philade... | Read More

  • Why Chess Players Blunder

    We have seen them, haven’t we? The howlers? Amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of a game, trying to explain their blunder, shaking their heads in disbelief, scratching their brows, sighing while trying to come up with a ration... | Read More

  • GM Blitz Battle Championship: Rules And Format

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship Series. For the full list of players in the 2016 GM Battle Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation to play, players acknowledge they have ... | Read More

  • Castling Early And Piece Coordination

    Should You Castle Early? Question: Chess.com member scmooney asked, “You stress castling early. In my experience I find that sometimes castling takes the king right into an ambush. In your lecture on attacking a castled king, Black’s... | Read More

  • Surprise Mating Attacks

         The following is a reprint of a charming article composed by Al Horowitz in "Chess Review," Nov. 1953. Of course, this version has been updated to Algebraic Notation with the digital supplanting the physical. Al Horow... | Read More


    • Chris Plays with Purpose

      Chris is now mastering the level 2 computer.  In this game he shows deliberation that has been lacking in his previous games.  He has plenty more to learn, and that's quite alright.  The gains he's made thus far show promise for the future. I... | Read More

      • Saoquim
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • February simultaneous

      Simultaneous on 10 boards with WGM ADRIANA NIKOLOVA  on Saturday (20.02.2016) at 10:00p.m. (Eastern Europ. Time) GMT+2 hours, 3:00p.m. New York Time, 8:00p.m. London (UK) Time Anyone who wishes to participate should write me personal message ... | Read More

    • Gibraltar Masters – A good start to 2016

      After our wonderful time in New Zealand we had a week to recover before I was off again. In the three weeks we were away new tenants had moved in and I spent a lot of the week tidying up after the mice and making the house habitable. Hopefully we'... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • I just got the NM title; here's how

      Finally! I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally have it under my belt. Funny enough, I achieved the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) Candidate Master (CM) title (2200+ FIDE) during my gap year before college in '06, yet... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • How to add chessboard to my website

      I want to create a personal website with a chessboard for my friend and me. It'll be a password-protected blog, just the two of us. Any way to embed a chessboard that keeps its position even after closing the browser? I'm familiar with Wix/Weebly/... | Read More


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  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • 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 »