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ChessISlife1213
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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


    • 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

    • Endgame with knights part 1

      ENDGAMES WITH KNIGHTS PART 1 Knight endgames are tricky, you have to play perfectly so that you won't lose/so you'll win. I've done some knight endgame practice on the chess.com chess mentor/lessons and also in the endgame book from beginner to m... | Read More

      • KS-Y
      • | Jun 28, 2016
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    • Destination 2300 ELO Series The big picture (Plan)

      when you have figured out where you would like to be , the next step is to figure out how to get there  !! the target  is to go from 1797 to 2300 ELO  on or before 1/12/2018 , this really should not be about just gathering ELO points but to fir... | Read More

    • Feeling bored ? Play London system ! :-)

      I believe it is a very good idea to work on becoming an all-round chess player, who can play both tactical attacking as well as positional chess with a good technique. A good way to work on your positional chess is using the London system to try ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 29, 2016
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      • | 13 comments
    • Chess Mentor

      I only get 5 lessons per day with my membership, however I think these lessons are great and you should complete all 5 each day. You can go back and go over the ones you have completed over and over. I think this tool is very useful. It has helped... | Read More

      • Karowyn
      • | Apr 26, 2016
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      • | 2 comments


  • 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 »