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  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There are many parallels between chess... | Read More

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking. So before I go spending the m... | Read More

  • Free Chess Curriculum For Parents And Coaches

    Chess would be great for my kids,  but where do I start? I'd love to help start a chess program at my school, but I'm a math/science/English teacher and I know nothing about teaching chess. I run a homeschool program with limit... | Read More

  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest chess pattern, the one that usually ... | Read More

  • Coach Keaton Reporting

    We all have our favorite areas to study. In this series, you'll get to enjoy two of IM Keaton Kiewra's favorites: kingside attacks and queen endgames. As usual, coach Keaton has found some of the more exciting games on Chess.com for his lectu... | Read More


    • Column "Plant Chess" to September 30

      Chess shines in Venezuela The chess activity vibrates in our country, in Caracas was successful Fast IRT "WCM Brigit Contreras Quintero" which was won by talented player and coach Richard Ramirez, who beat the playoff system to CM capital Gerardo... | Read More

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    • Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

      Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’... | Read More

      • Casiochess
      • | Sep 29, 2016
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    • How Chess Master's mind works?

      In this short video IM Piotr Nguyen  and Stanisław Praczukowski are sharing the basics of calculation, the way how we should think to find solutions to complicated problem by checking simple lines first and making clear conclusions. The examp... | Read More

      • piongu
      • | Sep 25, 2016
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    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Sep 24, 2016
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    • Simul against International Master Attila Turzo

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player time con... | Read More


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  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Abhyankar-Gokhale, Anupama

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    Anupama Abhyankar-Gokhale, born on May 17, 1969, is a chess master from India.  She was awarded the Women’s International Master title in 1985.  She married chess master Raghunandan Gokhale, chairman of the Mumbai Chess Association and Anupama... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Alatortsev, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev (Alatorcev) (1909-1987), pronounced "a LAH tart sev", was a Russian International Master (1950), International Arbiter (1953),  and Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster (1983).  He was born in Turki, Saratov oblast... Read More »