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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


    • Checkmate! Mate in two puzzles

      Hi everyone! Today I will be presenting checkmate in two moves puzzles This are fun, tricky tactics from one of my favorite chess books: 303 tricky chess tactics. Enjoy!   Puzzle #1     Puzzle #2     Puzzle #3   Puzzle #4      ... | Read More

    • Chess.com Player Profiles: GM Anton Demchenko

      When Russian grandmaster Anton Demchenko isn´t playing table tennis, going for five hour rides with his bicycle over the mountains to visit his grandparents or dreaming of living in the wild, wild west with the villains and the cowboys, what he r... | Read More

      • Englix
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • A Lifelong Mate

      Just published out there on Amazon: my little work of praise for the game of chess, to bring as many people as possible to this fantastic game and to provide help to those who are not satisfied with their level of play. “Chess: a Lifelong Ma... | Read More

    • Personal progress.

      I really like the personal chess progress postings from some people, like Kevin and David and others do. Inspiring and also fun to read. For myself I don't have such a good regular training scheme, but this week I decided to read some more in che... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 20, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • Learning from the great Capablanca

      Today, all of a sudden, I got a chess translation idea ! I read this about the well known book by Capablanca :Botvinnik described Chess Fundamentals as the greatest of all books on the gameand I read a few months ago that the original version of t... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 12, 2016
      • | 300 views
      • | 2 comments

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  • 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

    • 1929 Reads
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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 »