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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • Who Is The Best Chess Player In The World?

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:24 PM

    You have probably heard someone say “I can beat all my friends at chess” or “I’m the best chess player at my school!” After rolling your eyes, you may have wondered: Who is the best...

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Worst Move Imaginable

    pete Feb 22, 2017, 5:03 AM

    Back after truly underwhelming reader demand, Pete's Pathetic Chess is the "instructional" column where I subject my awful moves and chess ideas to analysis by an actual grandmaster...

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  • Mr. Perry's Theorytalk -- Mastering the Korchnoi Defense against the Closed Sicilian

    Mr_Perry Mar 17, 2017, 6:21 PM

    The Korchnoi Defense is my weapon of choice as Black against the Closed Sicilian, beginning with the following move order: Strategically, White encounters his first major choice here: He can either play f4, entering...

  • History of Chess

    SachovyZbojnik Mar 17, 2017, 12:56 PM

    History of Chess The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years, although the earliest origins are uncertain. The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century...

  • Principle of Development: Early History

    Ziryab Mar 14, 2017, 9:59 AM

    Principle of Development: Early History   Morphy is sometimes credited with inventing the concept of development, or at least understanding it better than anyone else before those who followed him began to articulate...

  • Chess common sense (YOU COULD MAKE NO MISTAKES AND BE PLAYING LIKE MAGNUS!pt.3

    Berkowick Mar 13, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hello guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(OM stands for origami master) Today we'll be working on bumping you up from beginner to intermediate players. Shoutout to Swagchessmaster88. He's a awesome friend and a awesome chess...

  • Bookmark Smarts.

    brigatine-66 Mar 12, 2017, 8:36 AM

    Hello everyone. I decided to share all of my study bookmarks web site links on my desktop with all of my friends here on chess.com. Showing all the subjects I have studied  over the last four years or so since I...

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  • Big Win Big Win English JoseDiaz JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun &

    kittyprint Mar 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

    Big Win English JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun & Trivia © 2017, José Diaz Links Interview with José Diaz More from JoseDiaz Gibraltar Thief Tata Chess Definer FollowComments GM_AndreiLibinsky...

  • Kairav Joshi Returns As Solo Instructor

    GeniusKJ Mar 14, 2017, 1:10 AM

    Chess Friends, I've got news for you but first let's review some history... I spent much of 2011 teaching private chess lessons on Chess.com. Not sure what happened but by 2012 I ended up becoming the #1-selling...

  • The truth about chess theory

    Lt2Adnan Mar 11, 2017, 6:40 AM

    A few weeks ago I was having a Whatsapp conversation with a few chess acquaintances, when the following position was raised: Position after 15... fxg6 The question was, how would Black respond after 16. Bxg6? At...

  • Froboo

    chrka Mar 8, 2017, 12:31 PM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • Blunders, Brilliancies As Carlsen's Gnomes Survive PRO Playoff Opener

    NM SamCopeland Mar 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With tensions high as 16 teams strove to advance and join the top seeds in the round of 16 in the PRO Chess League, the games delivered with plenty of high drama. Aggressive and decisive play from players...

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