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  • Overextending Your Pawns

    The Chess.com member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week, two or three games in a sitting. ... | Read More

  • Fischer The Rebel

    His whole life, Robert James Fischer was fighting against someone or something. Thousands of books, articles and videos have been produced to describe the outlandish behavior of the chess genius. It is difficult to count all the social, moral... | Read More

  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994 and Mr. Rrrtttyyyuuuiii. I&... | 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

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | Read More


    • MAKE DOUBLE CHESS MOVES WITH MARSEILLAIS CHESS MOVE

      Isn’t it interesting that you are allowed to make two moves per turn. Like in our Childhood days, we used to feel so lucky and immensely happy, if we were allowed to make two moves in a game. Chess players have a chance to re-live their childhoo... | Read More

    • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

      I had my first encounter against the Benoni as White, and it taught me much in the way of restraint. Paula Abdul. One step forward, two steps back. As I tempted to seek activity, inadvertently I was going backwards by weakening my position.   F... | Read More

    • Castle early and often (or not) !

      Castling, bringing the king out of the center and into safety, and activating the passive rook, is often an important part of chess. Beginning chess players are told to castle early. Some people overdo it though. In this game from the Tim Krabbe ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2016
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    • Rejoining the fight - game 7

      This is a blog about a former NM who basically retired from serious chess for about 15 years to pursue family and career, trying to make a mini comeback without studying too much or working too hard. Each blog will see me annotate a game from my t... | Read More

    • Tuesdays with Kelvin

      This goes out to kco, since he seemed interested in hearing about any chess tips I might have stored up somewhere.  I posted them on a thread in the forums, but have now consolidated them onto this-here blog thingie: 1.  Remember this sort of p... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... 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 »