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  • An Opening Line For Masters

    Last week we analyzed a line that could be a decent opening weapon for club players. As you remember, unlike the openings played by super-grandmasters, it didn't require any special opening knowledge and could be learned in one minute. The obvio... | 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

  • A Story Strange and Sad

         If you peruse old issues of "Chess Review," you will probably encounter the name Catherine Nye.  You will mostly likely notice one of these photos of the pretty 34 year old lady from Syracuse, N.Y. 1941  ... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • The Golden Age

         In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More


    • Greville vs Harrwitz. Beware of attacking while poor developed as it backfires

      Don't spend too much time on attacks while your opponent has the better position. He may easily find a defence and at the end your position is in shambles. In this case White started an attack with no piece developed (okay, the Queen is somewhere... | Read More

    • What Agape Love Is Not

      by HJS When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he said that love is not rude. "Love does not behave itself unseemly" is the way the King James version puts it. This kind of love separates itself from the in-your-face rudeness often displayed today. W... | Read More

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    • Staff Profiles: Shon

      This is part of series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com team better. Today, we meet Shon, a technical wiz who is an "enabler" in the very nicest sense of the word!    What is your name?Shon M. Just "M". &nbs... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 5, 2016
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    • T.T.M. THATS LEMONADE

              l   Charades, pop skill Water hyacinth, named by a poet Imitation of life Like a koi in a frozen pond Like a goldfish in a bowl I don't want to hear you cry That's sugarcane that tasted good That's cinn... | Read More

    • Agape Love

      by HJS When Drummond Henry was twenty-three, he sat down with a group of friends before a glowing fireplace one Sunday evening and began to share thoughts about 1 Corinthians 13 - the great love chapter of the New Testament. Eventually his though... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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  • Fire of Squad

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    Fire of Squad, or the Two Rook Checkmate is a type of checkmate using two rooks, a queen and a rook or two queens. It consists in forcing the king to one border of the board and making a checkmate there. Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »

  • Turk

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    Nickname of the first automaton.  Made by Wolfgang von Kempelen in 1789.  Operators included Allgaier in 1809, Weyle in 1818, Boncourt in 1818, William Lewis in 1818 to 1819, Mouret in 1820, and Schlumberger (1826 to 1838).  It was ... Read More »

  • Club, chess

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    The world's first chess club was organized in Italy in 1550. The first chess club in England was Slaughter's Coffee House, founded in London, England in 1715.  The oldest chess club in Europe is the Zurich Chess Club, founded in 1809... Read More »

  • Bosnia

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    In 1993, a person was shot and killed while playing a chess game in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first to die from sniper fire while playing chess.   The first chess championship of Bosnia-Herzegovina was held in 1994, won by Rade Milovanovic... Read More »