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  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • How To Play Multi-Purpose Moves

    How to Improve Your Tactics member shivendu2059xyz asked: I would like to discuss how to get better at tactics. Is solving tons of puzzles the only way to improve? Mr. shivendu2059xyz: There are many ways to study ... | Read More

  • Amazing Games for Beginners

    Even the barest novice can appreciate and learn from the exquisite artistry and logic in the conceptual masterpieces to be found here. Join some of's finest teachers on a tour of the most dazzling and instructive ches... | Read More

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster

    [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More

    • My first impression of V3

      I've just tested the new GUI of, called V3. First of all I have to say that the following are my personal first impressions and meanings about V3. So please don't flame me for it. I'm allways free for other meanings and take them too he... | Read More

    • Wei Yi vs Magnus Carlsen - 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

      Wei Yi and Magnus Carlsen meet for the first time in Round 3 of the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Wei's victory in the 2015 Tata Steel Challenges section earned a seat in the 2016 Masters section. Wei Yi is easily one of the most talented risi... | Read More


      Because of time contraints, I am only playing in team matches. I am getting lots of challenges, please dont be offended if i dont respond | Read More

      • susie1000
      • | Jan 6, 2016
    • A Prayer For Today

      by HJS Lord, help me to live today as though it were the last day of my life, as though all the other days that I have ever experienced and all the days that I hope to experience, didn't even exist in my thinking. Help me to put into practice th... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jan 3, 2016
    • REVIEW: 1.e4 vs The Sicilian II (Parimarjan Negi)

      Book review: “1.e4 vs The Sicilian II” – Parimarjan Negi (Quality Chess)   Even after all these years, I still get a kick when I receive a new chess book. But there’s something special about getting a ... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Dec 18, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »