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  • GM Blitz Battle Championship: Rules And Format

    Below are the official rules and format of's Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship Series. For the full list of players in the 2016 GM Battle Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation to play, players acknowledge they have ... | Read More

  • 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

    • Supercharge my chess - day 9

      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, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8  My goals:  1. I want to study che... | Read More


      Hey everyone,  I am Gaurav Rana and I am an average player in chess at this time. I want to become a good player so i want everyone of you to help me in every way you can in improving my game. Be it sending me team matches request or daily challe... | Read More

      • sujanian
      • | May 14, 2016
    • Aggressive Defence - Ivanchuk's technique and a local example by IM Kevin Goh

      In Ivanchuk: Move by Move (Everyman, 2015), I noted that the title - Aggressive Defence - can be used to describe Ivanchuk’s way of warding off attacks as he "does not conform to patient, passive defence where solid barricades are set up, inviti... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | May 14, 2016
    • Beginners Pain – We’ve all been there and we can all conquer it….

      Thought I would share some of my challenges and plan of attack as an amateur chess player who is developing his chess game.  The challenge when starting out is where to begin and how to become better. Blunders will happen, the main thing is to l... | Read More

      • morphic_6
      • | May 11, 2016
    • Destination 2300 ELO Series The big picture (Plan)

      when you have figured out where you would like to be , the next step is to figure out how to get there  !! the target  is to go from 1797 to 2300 ELO  on or before 1/12/2018 , this really should not be about just gathering ELO points but to fir... | Read More

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  • 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 »