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  • 277 hours to learn to think like a Chess Master?

    How much time do you have for chess? What is the best way to study? These are questions I pose in my Video Lesson 001 on YouTube. I created this video right before I became active at chess.com. Since that time, I have nearly 500 public videos avai... | Read More

  • Incredible chess.com groups to join!

    I've belonged to many groups in my 2.5 active years here, but these are the best on chess.com for what they offer you, the valued member of chess.com. The first two groups are far and away the best coaching groups on chess.com, and our satisfied ... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: IM Fins0905

    International Chess Master John Bartholomew is a 26 year-old chess professional from Eagan, Minnesota. He has more than 11 years of chess teaching experience with players of all ages and skill levels. John has run successful chess clubs and p... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: Natalia_Pogonina

    Name: Natalia Pogonina                                                        Title:   FIDE Woman Grandmaster, Grandmaster of Russia Date of birth: March 9th, 1985 Fide rating:  2447, highest - 2501        ... | Read More

  • Canadian Tour 1: Open Championship in Toronto

    The Canadian Open Championship took place in Toronto in the middle of July (9-17). After reading briefly the history of the event, and discovering that my personal hero Bent Larsen won the event twice I started dreaming of adding my name to winner... | Read More


    • Argentina Fischer Random Chess 960

      queres formar parte del grupo este es el link https://www.chess.com/groups/view/argentina-fischer-random-chess-960 | Read More

    • What's the Best Chess Game You Ever Played?

      What is your favorite chess game that you ever played? Please send it to me, because I'm compiling a "Best Games Collection for the Rest of Us" (which is emerging below). The idea initially struck me because I decided to create a page on my web... | Read More

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    • K+Q North Star of Chess 960 (More on this)

      As a follow up to my last post, K+Q=The North Star of all Chess 960 Positions; in this post I ask; are there any exceptions to the rule of "From a logical, rational, positional standpoint the placement of the King in relation to the Queen and vica... | Read More

    • K+Q North Star of Chess 960

      Has it been a month already since my last blog? I guess it has. I'm sorry it's been so long. There have been a couple of issues come up that have distracted me. I apologize. Specifically, a couple of friends of mine were banned from the site (pr... | Read More

    • JOIN GREAT TEAMS ON CHESS.COM!

        JOIN   Bobby Fischer Group Welcome join and play together with more than 6,100+ Fischer Fans! This is a group about Robert Fischer, arguably the best chess player ever, certainly the best who never even finished high school. You can check m... | Read More



  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »