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  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle. Usually you’ll see these... | Read More

  • Windows Of Chess Opportunity

    In an amateur chess game, opportunities abound. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed. Positional gains are snubbed, tactics are missed, a winning endgame is agreed drawn, and mutual fear leads both players into a deep, dark abyss.&n... | Read More

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    The Chess.com member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

    • Middlegame Training

      While the opening and endgame are the easiest subjects to study, we all know it’s in the middlegame that most results are decided. However, with such a huge number of positional and tactical themes, middlegame training can be hard to come by. ... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Aug 31, 2016
    • Que tipo de jogador de xadrez é você? Faça o Teste Encontrar melhores aberturas e jogadores como.

      ChessPersonality - Sua Personalidade Chess - ,. Gênio Gênios parecem decidir seus movimentos por adivinhação pura.Com pouco ou nenhum cálculo, eles decidem onde colocar as suas peças e depois simplesmente colocá-los lá. O Genius ... | Read More

      • Arto_Neto
      • | Aug 30, 2016
    • Amazing Rook study to learn a lot from!

      New chess lesson! In this video, I analyze an excellent chess study composed by Davit Gurgenidze in 1985. In addition to being a brilliant composition, it is an amazing source of useful information about rook endgames particularly and chess in g... | Read More

    • #49 Phi Kappa Blanca L

      << #48 Phi Kappa Blanca XLIX -- #50 Phi Kappa Blanca LI >>   Tournament #49, Phi Kappa Blanca 09/11/93 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U1800 Time Control: 40/90, G/30 <Crosstable>  As of the tim... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Aug 29, 2016
    • standard game[007}

      Letting a completely won endgame slip through my fingers. I gave up the bankrank to white's rook which was just stupid as I noted NOT to do it just 2 moves earlier.  | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... 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 »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »