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Luke_French
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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

  • 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

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • The $35,000 GM Blitz Battle Championship

    Chess.com is launching a new online blitz and bullet chess championship series, with the biggest payout in online history, and three of the world's top chess players have already signed on.  The Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship with be... | Read More

  • Nakamura, MVL To Play Death Match Monday

    Two of the best chess players in the world will face off Monday morning in the biggest Chess.com Death Match of all time as American number-one GM Hikaru Nakamura is set to battle French number-one GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The match will be br... | Read More


    • Navigating the Maze: Games of Gibraltar

      *I've been having some issues with images and formatting here on chess.com's blog interface. Check out my original post here: http://chesssummit.com/2016/02/05/navigating-the-maze-games-of-gibraltar/. I’ve spent the last few days watching the ... | Read More

    • IM Moulthun Ly's brilliant performance in Gibraltar Part 1 (All Levels)

      Hello Chess fans! Some very exciting news over the past week has happened for Australia. Australia's IM Moulthun Ly (2479) had a Performance rating of 2615 in the recent Gibraltar Masters!  The Tournament is yet to be decided in a playoff betwe... | Read More

      • aussiedj
      • | Feb 4, 2016
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    • 2. Qe2 French Explained (Advanced Class)

      Means variation 1 Means variation 2 Means variation 3 Means variation 4 Means important things to know Advanced Class Openings Hey guys! I thought I might properly start up a blog on chess.com. I'll give it a go and try and post at least on... | Read More

      • aussiedj
      • | Feb 4, 2016
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    • A Game to GM David Bronstein analyzed by IM Juan Röhl

      GM Iturrizaga participates in Gibraltar Our International Grandmaster Eduardo Iturrizaga has started its participation in international events in the Gibraltar Chess Festival , where they compete tournament World Chess greats such as former world... | Read More

      • juanrohl
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • Five for Five: Winning with the Bishop Pair

      Check out the original post here! This past Sunday marked a landmark win for me, as I managed to continue my perfect record in the Pittsburgh Chess League, getting my fifth win in five games. Getting a result not only meant helping my team, the U... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »