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  • Carlsen vs Karjakin: Who Will Win?

    The Candidates' Tournament 2016 is a part of chess history already. You all know the results, so there is no point to recap it again. Two popular internet memes summarize very well how the tournament will be remembered. One of them depicts Presi... | Read More

  • Play Like A Beginner!

    Two months ago, one of the oldest grandmasters in the world, Mark Taimanov, turned 90.  Just like any professional chess player he had many ups and downs in his career, but due to his limitless optimism he is still a very active person. ... | Read More

  • Embrace Your Losses

    Every chess player knows that losing a game is no fun! Some of us take it better than others, but it is always a little tragedy. We all cried after losing a game when we were kids, but even some adults cannot tolerate what Korchnoi called o... | Read More

  • Overextending Your Pawns

    The member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week, two or three games in a sitting. ... | Read More

  • Fischer The Rebel

    His whole life, Robert James Fischer was fighting against someone or something. Thousands of books, articles and videos have been produced to describe the outlandish behavior of the chess genius. It is difficult to count all the social, moral... | Read More

    • May 2016 Prodigy Program

      Registration for the May 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Newly crowned U.S. Women's National Champion IM Nazí Paikidze will start contributing to the Prodigy Program this month. Regist... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 4, 2016
    • Player Profiles: GM Anton Demchenko

      When Russian grandmaster Anton Demchenko isn´t playing table tennis, going for five hour rides with his bicycle over the mountains to visit his grandparents or dreaming of living in the wild, wild west with the villains and the cowboys, what he r... | Read More

      • Englix
      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • Improving chess technique

      A few years ago my chess technique (the ability to convert an advantage in a chess games) was lacking every now and then, and sometimes that was frustrating and demotivating. In the mean time things are much better. I'd like to give you some idea... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2016
    • You're Almost There - A Discussion of Elo Hell

      So I've finally achieved a blitz rating of 2000 on this site, and as I looked back at my climb, sifting through my wins and losses, I'd come to realize that my opponents aren't even that good. In fact, they aren't good, and I'm stuck playing the... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer : Pecatur Terhebat Yang Telah Wafat

      Bobby Fischer alias Robert James Fischer adalah seorang pecatur paling hebat hingga saat ini walau pun Beliau sudah meninggal. Bobby Fischer jika dibandingkan dengan pecatur terhebat 2016 yaitu Magnus Carlsen tetap lebih hebat Bobby Fischer. Bobby... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Benko, Pal

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    Pal Benko was in Amiens, France on Jul 15, 1928 but grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Benko learned chess from his father in 1938, at the age of 10.  His first book was a collection of Capablanca’s chess games. In June 1945, in his first chess to... Read More »

  • Evans, Larry

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    Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an  was an American Chess Grandmaster, author and journalist. He won or shared the U.S. Open Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times.  He won or ... Read More »