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  • You Are Important!

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should we be disappointed and up... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • The Terrifying Grinder Of Chess

    The title of this article sounds like the name of a cheap horror flick, perhaps a low-budget rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A spine-chilling monster known as the Grinder terrorizes the inhabitants of a fictional town... A quick... | Read More

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More


    • How to beat a GM (11)

      The 16 years old IM Benjamin Glendura (HUN) showed us recently how to beat a great GM and former World Champion like Anand. It is no secret a strong knowledge of endgames gives you an advantage; is it enough though? Benjamin was put on the spot by... | Read More

      • EugenD
      • | Feb 7, 2016
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    • My Path to FM - Week 2

      To see the plan click - here.   This was a busy non-chess week for me.  I still managed to get lots done though.   Tactics I managed to climb from 2021 to 2056.  At one point I had made 2070something but I failed three in a row trying to ... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Feb 7, 2016
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    • Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

      A Bit More of My Story: When I was first learning chess, my problem was a serious shortage of information. I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching and opponents, and at that time the inter... | Read More

    • My Path to FM - Week 1

      I've decided to update you guys each weekend about how 'the plan' is going.  Along the way I can share a few neat ideas I learned.   Progress report time!   To start, I should mention that this was only a 4 day week for me.  Still, things ... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 31, 2016
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    • Retro Computer Chess part 2: First blood

      In my last post I looked at Alan Turings paper machine from the 50s, and played a game against a modern Chessbase implementation of the engine. Today I will move forward to the 60s. Alans engine never saw a real implementation on computers from ... | Read More

      • BenRedic
      • | Jan 31, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • List of chess software

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    Chess software[edit] 1K ZX Chess Battle Chess Chess (Northwestern University) Chess (application) Chess Assistant Chess Crusade Chess Informant Expert Chess Mates Chess Titans Chess Tiger ChessBase ChessGenius ChessV Chessmaster CilkChess Colossu... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • Evans, Larry

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    Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an  was an American Chess Grandmaster, author and journalist. He won or shared the U.S. Open Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times.  He won or ... Read More »

  • Natural Move

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    A 'Natural Move' is most often used to refer to a move which accords with basic principles, and is therefore intuitively the kind of move which is appropriate for the given position. Although a move may look natural, that does not necessarily mak... Read More »