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  • Memphis Belle

      Miss Rosa Jefferson    The champion women chess player of the world Rosa B. Jefferson    Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded."  — H.J.R. M... | Read More

  • Chess Is Not Checkers!

    "Thank you, GM Serper for this profound statement. I would have never guessed it on my own!" Admit this was your first thought when you read the title of this article. Yes, chess is obviously not checkers and yet, when I was a kid, I heard this ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully, you&rsquo... | Read More

  • Honest Abe

    Honest Abe - Chess Player      Although the documentation is rather sparce and anecdotal,  Abraham Lincoln was known to have been a chess player.  Below are a few of the instances where Chess crossed path with Mr. Lincoln. "The Eve... | Read More


    • I "600 milioni" di scacchisti nel mondo e il "ciornalismo"

      -- Questo articolo è un po’ un insieme di varie cose. In esso toccherò vari argomenti: gli scacchi-business; le cifre che da anni (e anni) girano riguardo al numero di persone che giocano a scacchi nel mondo; la FIDE e AGON; un certo modo di... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | May 6, 2016
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    • Ain't no checkers !

      In chess we are not obliged to recapture. That makes zwischenzug tactics possible. See here a fresh example of zwischenzug tactics :     Zwischenzug - Chess.com Zwischenzug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 25, 2016
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    • GM Daniil Dubov discusses the Candidates' tournament and cheating in chess

      http://chess-news.ru/node/21182 The interview was conducted on March 16th. Daniil Dubov: This tournament is so depressive that this is the most interesting thing. Maria Manakova: "This"? What are you talking about? DD: Is Maria Manakova actual... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Mar 24, 2016
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    • Chess Merit Badge Tips: The Benefits Of Chess

      Chess affects literacy, math, critical thinking, and life skills. As scouts play chess, they reinforce skills necessary for academic success and for life! Draw attention to these benefits by exploring the various aspects of chess learning. Then ... | Read More

    • The search for chess joy !

      When one loses many games, or feels stuck in studying, playing but seemingly not improving, or when there is no inspiration, or too many grumpy opponents sac-ing their very last piece to checkmate your king with their last pawn, or when you start ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 10, 2016
      • | 340 views
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Video Lessons



  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Nezhmetdinov, Rashid

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    Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912-1974) was the first USSR master in chess and checkers.  In 1949 he won the Russian chess championship and immediately after, took 2nd in the Russian checkers championship.  He wrote the first chess book in the T... Read More »

  • Banks, Newell

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    Newell William Banks (1897-1977) was a U.S. checker champion who was also a chess master.  He learned checkers at the Detroit Chess and Checker Club, and started playing checkers at the age of 5.  His father taught him chess at the age o... Read More »