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  • Say "Hello!" to Chess.com Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • Introducing the New Chess.com (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • The Tale Of Two Emory Tates

    In last week's article we paid tribute to a creative chess player and a nice person, IM Emory Tate. As a man who played Emory many times, I can tell you that a game with him was always just like our life according to Forrest Gump. Remember his f... | Read More

  • How To Learn An Opening And More

    Chess.com member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More


    • Road to GM: Week 2 "Step by step"

          Today begins the second week of my journey of becoming a Grandmaster. It's a long, treacherous road with crocodile goons and lobster mobsters but it's one well paved. Last week I discussed my chess status and a plan of action that i needed ... | 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

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      • | Apr 29, 2016
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    • Top opening mistakes

      In this lesson, you’ll learn about two chess opening mistakes you should avoid in your game..   MISTAKE #1:   Do not play openings that seem strange to you, that you can’t understand clearly.   This is a very common mistake nowadays. P... | Read More

      • smsugumar5
      • | Apr 27, 2016
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    • Classifying chess openings

      The most important scheme of classifying chess openings for serious players is by ECO code, a series of 500 opening codes assigned by the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings.   A simple descriptive categorization of the chess openings is KING'S PAW... | Read More

    • Chess Traps

      Ordered by chess opening: Albin Countergambit: Lasker Trap Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Halosar Trap Bogo-Indian Defence: Monticelli Trap Budapest Gambit: Kieninger Trap Italian Game: Blackburne Shilling Gambit Petrov's Defence: Marshall Trap P... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • I dare you to- SAC YOUR QUEENIE

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    Oh she's the most valuable piece alright!  That's what makes her so promising!  When you give up your queen (I don't reccomend it unless your playing me) You never know if it's a trap.  Leg'as mate was played by tow guys a little while back.  ... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »