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  • GM Blitz Battle Championship: Rules And Format

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship Series. For the full list of players in the 2016 GM Battle Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation to play, players acknowledge they have ... | Read More

  • Surprise Mating Attacks

         The following is a reprint of a charming article composed by Al Horowitz in "Chess Review," Nov. 1953. Of course, this version has been updated to Algebraic Notation with the digital supplanting the physical. Al Horow... | Read More

  • A List of One’s Own: The New Top 100 Women Rankings

    By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon [Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.] “I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these newly added lists encourage mo... | Read More

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | 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


    • Contender Series 15

      Chess.com Online February 12, 2016 Match-Up Analysis VS X_PLAYER_J_X                                  Robert_New_Alekhine Players Chess Knowledge High                                         O... | Read More

    • My Path to FM - Week 3 (Part 1)

      Click here for "the plan"   I'm doing this week's blog early and in two parts.  This part will focus on my training efforts for the week.  Part 2 will come out on Sunday and will cover the tournament I'm playing in on Saturday.   This will... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • February simultaneous

      Simultaneous on 10 boards with WGM ADRIANA NIKOLOVA  on Saturday (20.02.2016) at 10:00p.m. (Eastern Europ. Time) GMT+2 hours, 3:00p.m. New York Time, 8:00p.m. London (UK) Time Anyone who wishes to participate should write me personal message ... | Read More

    • Gibraltar Masters – A good start to 2016

      After our wonderful time in New Zealand we had a week to recover before I was off again. In the three weeks we were away new tenants had moved in and I spent a lot of the week tidying up after the mice and making the house habitable. Hopefully we'... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • I just earned the National Master title. Here's how.

      (Note: If you want to avoid some random anecdotes and just want to get to the things I think may benefit players embarking on similar quests, just skip to the bold stuff below.) I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally h... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... 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 »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »