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  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from Chessgames.com sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

  • Chess.com Weekly Study Master Guide

    Every great chess master agrees that time spent with endgame studies is time well spent! Courtesy of Yochanan Afek, grandmaster for composing endgame studies, Chess.com posts a new puzzle each week for your enjoyment and chess enrichment. ... | Read More


    • How chess master makes efficient decisions over the board

      This chess lesson includes in-depth analysis of my game against Patrick Friedrich. This exciting Caro-Kann encounter happened to me in the middle of August 2016. At the critical moment, I came up with the non-standard intuitive exchange sacrifice ... | Read More

    • Maya Chiburdanidze proposes a new tournament system

      Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016 I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where  an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with. Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Aug 17, 2016
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    • Underestimating your opponent in chess

      Lots of chess players underestimate their opponent in chess. They think the player will be 'easy' because the player is young, unrated or has a lower rating then you. I too have underestimated players and learnt that rating or age does not matter.... | Read More

    • science and chess

      Found an interesting article from the international weekly journal of science.Thought it would be nice to share it. For all you budding Kasparovs out there, a team of cognitive scientists has worked out how to think like a chess grand master. As ... | Read More

      • sailorwind
      • | Aug 13, 2016
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    • Beginner to Chess Master #18 - The King & the Box

      This is video #18 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. There will come a moment in an endgame where we must determine if a king can successfully catch a passed pawn, or in other words be in time to successfully hunt down a pawn. What appr... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »