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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • How To Set Up A Chessboard

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    If you have a chess set and want to start a game, the first thing you need to do is get the board set up correctly. Step 1: Lay out the board with the light square in the bottom-right corner.It’s important...

  • American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

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  • How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

  • Tear down the castle.

    MJhworang Mar 26, 2017, 5:12 AM

    A kingside attack in one of my recent games.

  • Openings - Modern Italian Game #1

    MiddlegamerUmesh Mar 25, 2017, 11:31 PM

    Hello Chess.com Folks!Today I am covering an opening which I like the most - The Modern Italian Game.As the name suggests, it has become a trend now-a-days.It usually leads to semi-open positions or almost closed...

  • understanding the board and pieces (part 1)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 7:52 AM

    Understanding the Board and Pieces The board is an 8x8 grid and each space is uniquely identified by a letter followed by a number using a notation called the rank and file system. Each piece has a specific name,...

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

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  • South Island Championship 2017 - NZ

    BlueEyedLady Mar 26, 2017, 8:57 PM

    "The Otago Chess Club is hosting the South Island Championship 2017 Format: 8 Round Swiss, standard time limit of Game in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. NZCF and FIDE rated. NZ Master points awarded. Schedule:...

  • Team Beograd – The KINGS Castle in TMCL League match

    zoranbeograd Mar 13, 2017, 2:34 AM

    Поштовани чланови Тима Београд, За само два дана почиње меч трећег кола ТМЦЛ лиге у коме смо за сада у дефициту са пријављеним играчима. Противнички тим има скоро дупло више пријављених од нас, а гледајући разлику...

  • TMCL 2017 Sub-Div CHARLIE 5 R3

    SonOfThunder2 Mar 12, 2017, 2:10 PM

    Hello KINGS! Our Castle is being attacked violently by Team Beograd!  Calling all KINGS to defend against this enemy, fight for the KING!  Currently we outrate them on many boards but they have been known to flood...

  • The truth about chess theory

    Lt2Adnan Mar 11, 2017, 6:40 AM

    A few weeks ago I was having a Whatsapp conversation with a few chess acquaintances, when the following position was raised: Position after 15... fxg6 The question was, how would Black respond after 16. Bxg6? At...

  • New Team Matches to Join!!

    Vanessa231996 Mar 6, 2017, 2:03 AM

    Open Matches NameOpponentPlayersRating RangeDays/MoveAction PRCC 2017 (O.C.) 03/11/2017 ABOVE 1600/3 days  Chess Champ 1-15 > 1600 3 days View PRCC 2017 (O.C.) 03/11/2017 below 1600/3 days  Chess Champ 1-10 <...

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