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  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The Chess.com member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More

  • Spotting And Avoiding Tactics

    There are basically three ways a tactic can occur, both for and against you: The opponent makes a threat for a tactic (or a check or capture), which either can't be met, or can be, but is missed. There is no existing threat of a tactic, bu... | Read More

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More

  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More


    • Signing off to reduce internet time

      So this post is my notice, that I've had a good time at Chess.Com for starters but I've been too internet obsessed lately. https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/big-ol-list-of-beginner-books-etc post number=29142823 | Read More

    • Change Ahead!

      When I was younger, I hated reading chess books. I thought it was boring reading notation like e4 e5...  But something changed me totally.   I saw people out there reading chess books so much I started wondering "Maybe there's more...". So I... | Read More

    • Llucmajor - FM Santagati vs GM Demuth

      Hi chessfriends! Today I share with you a game played against the GM Adrien Demuth (2542) from France. I hope that you will enjoy it, each comment and tip is welcome :)  If you like my videos, take a look at my youtube channel https://www.... | Read More

    • World's first Wooden Starter Chess Learning Kit for Kids is Here

      Are you going to learn the wonderful game “chess” and sharpen your memory?  For starting learning the game of chess, you always need a kit with all the necessary tools required to start the game or you may need a chess kit for chess club. C... | Read More

    • My favorite Chess Books

      Photos of my favorite chess books:     These books have greatly helped me improve at chess! | Read More


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  • The Oxford Companion to Chess

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    The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. Read More »

  • Frere, Thomas

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    Thomas Frere (1820-1900) was one of the foremost promoters of chess in the USA in the 19th century. He helped organize the 1st American Chess Congress in New York. He was a player in the minor tournament of that congress. He organized the first Br... Read More »

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »