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  • 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

  • The Touch-Move Rule Outbreak

    At the end of last week's article I mentioned that "recently we witnessed a real outbreak of touch-move rule violations." I think we can explain this phenomenon by a huge advance in modern technology and particularly devices... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding

    First, let me implore you to read the notes to the puzzles: The prose and variations are what makes this new series worthwhile, so PLEASE try and solve the puzzle and then go back (whether you got it right or not), click on the little question mar... | Read More

  • Opening Failures And How to Avoid Them

    The Chess.com member yoavb2 said: “I read your ‘How to Reassess Your Chess 4th’ but fail in the opening, which makes me start with a disadvantage. How can I fix it?” ANSWER:  I looked at several of your games (whil... | Read More

  • Embrace Your Losses

    Every chess player knows that losing a game is no fun! Some of us take it better than others, but it is always a little tragedy. We all cried after losing a game when we were kids, but even some adults cannot tolerate what Korchnoi called o... | Read More


    • How can a chess database help us to win more games?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organized w... | Read More

    • Why should we put all of our games to a chess database?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organized w... | Read More

    • Houston Chess Festival

       Hey guys! This weekend I went to the Houston chess festival in Houston (obviously). I finished with a score of 3.5/5 and my rating went up from 1728 to 1809! I got tied for 6th place. I will be using the Pre-tournament ratings. If you want to s... | Read More

      • aalv
      • | Jul 25, 2016
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    • Easy Tactic, Test Puzzle

      A missed tactic from a live game this morning. Here, I castled - how could I have won a piece? | Read More

      • scsiduck
      • | Jul 23, 2016
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    • Sicilian Defence, Accelerated Dragon

      The Accelerated Dragon (or Accelerated Fianchetto) is a chess opening variation of the Sicilian Defence that begins with the moves:   Moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 ECO B34–B39     The Accelerated Dragon features an... | 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 »