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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


    • The Stonewall Attack, Part 1

      On December 12, 1979, in my junior year of high school, I saw the Stonewall Attack played for the first time.  My opponent was second board for Edmonds High School, Clinton Ballard.  I had heard later that year Edmonds won the Washington State H... | Read More

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    • 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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    • 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

    • The Sicilian

      Here is a couple of games that I played in the Sicilian. 1.e4 c5 This is a Sicilian Scheveningen game which starts. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6. f4   Here is some info on the Sicilian Scheveningen, courtesy of wikiped... | Read More

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      • | Mar 29, 2016
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    • Retro Computer Chess part 3: Bringing it home

      So far I have written about Alan Turings paper machine from the 50s, and how Mac Hack IV running on a mainframe computer became the first chess program to beat a human player under tournament conditions in the 60s. Today I will be moving forward ... | Read More

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      • | Mar 20, 2016
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  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... 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 »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »