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  • Wanna Buy The Brooklyn Bridge?

    George C. Parker was a famous con man.  Here is what Wikipedia says about him: "He made his living conducting illegal sales of property he did not own, often New York's public landmarks, to unwary immigrants. The Brooklyn Bridge was th... | Read More

  • Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

    What is dynamic chess? You'll find out here as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches you to compound your advantages and really put pressure on opponents. There's nothing like learning from in-game examples. Watch a great teacher break down dynamic chess fro... | Read More

  • Coach Keaton Reporting

    We all have our favorite areas to study. In this series, you'll get to enjoy two of IM Keaton Kiewra's favorites: kingside attacks and queen endgames. As usual, coach Keaton has found some of the more exciting games on Chess.com for his lectu... | 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

  • Becoming An Expert

    If you're reading this, chances are you've been trying to crack the rating threshold to finally claim the "expert" title. This series is designed to help you do just that. Learn from one of chess' most accomplished coaches what it takes to re... | Read More


    • Another NM, another draw, with some irrelevant stories: Seafair Open Round 3-5

      "I adjust", my opponent said. I'd heard this 100 times over our last 2 games that we have played. After EVERY move, my opponent had to adjust my piece, (Note: This story may have been altered to be more interesting to the reader, but there are no ... | Read More

    • Kostya at the 2016 Calgary International

      A few weeks ago I traveled to Calgary for the second time to play in the 2016 Calgary International, a nine-round open tournament with a strong turnout, held at the Calgary Chess Club. The tournament was organized and run well by Vlad Re... | Read More

    • Blitz Chess #367: Black Knights' Tango

      This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Black Knights' Tango by transposition. Black offers up some space in exchange for a defined pawn center and some dark square play . There is a little wa... | Read More

    • Accelerated Dragon Reflection Part 1: Introduction and Simple Joys

      Hello! Leaving off from the last post, I will be reviewing my personal journey with the Accelerated Dragon. My first official coach is Michael Aigner (fpawn), and he taught me the simple,dynamic, and positionally justified opening of the Acceler... | Read More

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    • Momentum Don't Co$t a Thing

      Momentum, initiative and aggressive attack are often characterised by daredevil sacrifices, and are eye candy for the adrenaline-pumped. When in our game though, our adrenal glands go on vacation, and we choose to play the obvious move rather than... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Read More »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... 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 »