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  • From Paul Morphy To Wei Yi

    The Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi wins the hearts of fans with every new tournament he plays. It is not just his phenomenal results (with his current rating, he should be the highest-rated 16-year-old ever!), but also his sparkling style of play th... | Read More

  • Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27

    After a brief summer break,'s Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know

    If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... | Read More

  • "Chinese School of Chess" by Liu Wenzhe

    This week I will be reviewing an interesting and unusual book about the development of chess in China. The author, Liu Wenzhe, is considered to be one of the first promoters of western chess in China. Originally a XiangQi (Chinese chess) player, W... | Read More

  • Probabilistic Rating Theory IX

    Probabilistic Rating Theory (Odds Ratings)   A = ½ ( Ao + Bo + R ) B = ½ ( Ao + Bo – R ) P = 1 / (1 + e ^ ( –KR ) ) R = (log ( (e ^ ( KRo( Ro> 0 ) ) + S ) / ( e ^ ( –KRo( Ro< 0 ) ) + 1 – S ) ) ) / K K = –( log ( 1 / Ps ... | Read More

    • Where the US Stacks Up in Chess Expertise Internationally

      After we saw how chess expertise was distributed in the US, let's take a look at how things stack up internationally (the numbers include all players over the 2200 FIDE rating, including IMs and GMs).   Rank Country             P... | Read More

    • History of chess #1

      hello chess players who are reading this to day here is some history about chess you do not have to read this blog all in one day  Chess History Origins of chess Many countries claim to have invented the chess game in some incipient form. The mo... | Read More

    • I am Suxiru

             Hi, everyone, I am a chess enthusiast from China. The first statement, my English is not good, so my article is Baidu translate to help write, so there will be a lot of grammatical errors, please forgive me. In addition, Reimu and Mio i... | Read More

      • Suxiru
      • | Jul 10, 2016
    • Stalemate Should Totes Be A Win

      How did it come to be that, in chess, stalemate is a draw?! In the most ancient known forms of chess, such as shatranj and chaturanga, stalemate was a win. Today in the (arguably) most played form of chess, Xiangqi, AKA Chinese Chess, stalema... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Jun 19, 2016
    • What the World would be Without Chess

      Today is the day to explain the logistics around the game all of you love and care(hopefully), CHESS!!! What would the world be without chess?                        -Magnus Carlson would become a hippie                     ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »