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  • Why Chess Players Blunder (Part 2)

    Part 1 of our previous instalment offered a theoretical framework for blunders. This second part suggests a way to combat impulsiveness and blunder-tendencies. Chess players are often encouraged to read chess books and watch DVDsto improvetheir ... | Read More

  • Fixing Common Errors

    Errors. Sometimes we notice them (or think we notice them), and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we learn from our mistakes, and in many cases we are oblivious to them and, as a result, repeat these invisible horrors over and over. Most commo... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

    • Change Ahead!

      When I was younger, I hated reading chess books. I thought it was boring reading notation like e4 e5...  But something changed me totally.   I saw people out there reading chess books so much I started wondering "Maybe there's more...". So I... | Read More

    • My favorite Chess Books

      Photos of my favorite chess books:     These books have greatly helped me improve at chess! | Read More

    • Important Tips

      There was time i was reading so many books but it was not perfect way to get better at chess. i realized  and tried to find out truth of practice. Self learning always been hard. what is important while self learning is  that how would you teac... | Read More

      • Gautam37
      • | May 23, 2016
    • Journeys large and small: Prague or Chess cafés and The other trains

      Chess cafés There are plenty of chess cafés in Prague, but Šachový Václavák in the Juliš hotel is definitely the mother of them all. Juliš, formerly Tatran, located on Wenceslas Square, in the very heart of Prague, has attracted chess pla... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | May 17, 2016
    • 2016 Midyear Check

      Now that I've finished final exams, cleaning, and moving out, it's time to fill the gap in my tournament schedule by checking on my progress for the year. I've mentioned making master (the big goal) but some other components deserve mention. 0. S... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... 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 »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Abrahams, Gerald

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    Gerald Abrahams (1907-1980) was British lawyer (barrister), chess master and chess author.   His eight chess books include Teach Yourself Chess (1948), The Chess Mind (1952), Handbook of Chess (1960), Technique in Chess (1961), Test Your Chess... Read More »