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  • Free Chess Curriculum For Parents And Coaches

    Chess would be great for my kids,  but where do I start? I'd love to help start a chess program at my school, but I'm a math/science/English teacher and I know nothing about teaching chess. I run a homeschool program with limit... | Read More

  • About is #1 in online chess... But who are we? Where did come from? Where are we going? The started in 2005 when two friends — Jay and Erik (that's me!) — decided the world needed a better chess websi... | Read More

  • Life Lessons from Chess

    courtesy David Cordover, Life is a game of chess. It is a game of chess within a game of chess. Much like a Russian doll - with an infinite number of chess games built into each other. Each game you play is but a move ... | Read More

    • Chess is a team sport

      Many people think of chess as an individual sport, driven by the individual player’s ability, work ethic, and ambition to succeed. Certainly, individual effort and ability are important, but playing in team chess events introduces an entirely di... | Read More

    • Listen to this great Chess Kids Song!

      I wanted to share this song the minute I saw it on's youtube channel. More than the song, seeing the kids at the chess events, learning and playing and having a blast. Everything about chess is good, especially for the children. I spotte... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 11, 2015
    • Chess Club Updates

      My chess kids are doing so well! Most have managed to have perfect attendance - we meet every Tuesday. Their first semester is over and they'll be on winter break soon. We've accomplished creation of three teams, Varsity, Junior Varsity and Practi... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
    • National Chess Week A Cross-Country Celebration

      By Robert McLellan, USCF Marketing Director National Chess Week was proclaimed by unanimous consent in the US Senate on Friday, October 4 for the week of October 7 through 13, 2013 and the week was celebrated across the nation with movie screenin... | Read More

    • National Chess Week Kicks off in Maryland and DC

      National Chess Week started a day early in Silver Spring MD with a kick-off event on Sunday, Oct. 6 hosted by Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, an avid chess enthusiast who started the All the Right Moves chess program to offer free chess instr... | 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 »