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  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 5

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions will be ha... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Mastering Opposite-Colored Bishops

    As beginners, we are taught a litany of strategic precepts that inform our thought process and shape our general understanding. "Occupy the center," "knights before bishops," "the rook's place is behind the passed pawn" — all of thes... | Read More


    • New Training Regimen as of September 14th, 2016 (5 days per week)

      1). Tactics Trainer - 25/day. For the tactics you get wrong, analyze them and right down the ideas you have missed. Review them over time and the main ideas you tend to be missing: https://www.chess.com/tactics   2). Opening Explorer - Learn t... | Read More

      • KiNgNiCk23
      • | Sep 13, 2016
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    • Second Year Anniversary

      Today I am a bit out of my game. So I decided to stop playing for some hours. I watched some youtube videos of GM Polgar. Having quality time with my daughter. Eating popcorn while watching Bleach (anime) on my iPad. After a while I decided to tra... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Sep 13, 2016
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    • My goals for the next 2 months

      Hey everyone! I'm gonna post my chess goals on this blog. Any feedback would be helpful.   Blitz on chess.com- 1600+ Bullet on chess.com- 1650+ Standard on chess.com- 1700+ Tactics trainer on chess.com- 1850+ Tactics trainer(Standard) on chesst... | Read More

    • Changes...

      Well, I Just passed my two year 'Chessiversary' (making it two years since I decided to seriously study), and Frankly I'm a little disappointed where I am at... I seem absolutely glued to 1500 rapid, despite working hard on this time control- I h... | Read More

    • My Youtube Channel Relaunched!

      Recently, I managed to break 1800 USCF and have now stabilized as a Class A player. This achievement inspired me to once again begin uploading training videos to my youtube channel- MyJourneyToChessMaster. I plan to post videos daily of my train... | 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 »