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  • Who Loved These Knight Moves?

    When we analyzed "An Opening Line For Masters" last week, I chose GM Igor Zaitsev as our opening guide for a reason. It is difficult to name another chess player who introduced that many absolutely paradoxical opening novelties. Today ... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More

  • Deja Vu In Endgames

    Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before? No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you, the Berlin variation!). And I am no... | Read More

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | Read More

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

    [Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.] CELEBRITIES GONE WILD 1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More


    • Prodigy Program - February 2016 Registration Open

      Registration for the February 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  3:00 PM PST on February 12th, 2016. Sign up and join Chess.com University's flagship chess... | Read More

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    • Accidentally qualifying for the British

      The ECF Grading Database reliably informs me that the last individual weekend tournament I attended was an U150/U1750 in July 2013. I was lucky enough to win that section with more than my fair share of luck. Having suffered a disastrous grade de... | Read More

    • Opening preparation : analysing your own games

      Analysing your own games is a must to improve in chess. That's obvious. One easy way to improve is in opening lines, by just looking up the most common moves with an opening database. Here's 3 games against the same opponent in which I was surpri... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • Wellington A V Priorslee lions

      After losing the last match it was essential that we record a win against the whipping boys of the division , what potentially could have been a decent season for them has collapsed due to being unable to field a steady team match after match. But... | Read More

    • Computer > Books

       Guys, I just want to say that chess books are very helpful. They can show tactics, openings, and common endgames. However, I feel that purchasing a chess.com membership does the job. For only $100/$50 a year, you can receive many features. Firs... | Read More


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 »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »