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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Can You Understand These Positions?

    This article is about four interesting positions. Much of this is moderately advanced to very advanced, so hold onto your hats and see if you can meet the storm head-on! I've also discovered some incredible tactical possibilities in one of ... | Read More

  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right? Not only do you think your cit... | Read More

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • How To Watch Hikaru Nakamura vs MVL

    Chess.com is proud to offer several viewing options for the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship semifinal. The three-hour blitz and bullet match between Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific ti... | Read More


    • Openings for Development SUMMARY/What You Need to Remember

      Here is a summary of what you need to try to remember:   WHITE 1.e4 e5 (King's Gambit) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 (4.Nc3) g4 5.0-0 and remember that you need to attack Black's Queen and open lines for our pieces which are ready for action... | Read More

    • A collection of some rapid games played over 3 days

      Rapd games collection of a newbie's game played across 3 days. All comments and criticism are welcomed. Thanks for taking time to see itDay 1 (Friday, at Thomson CC)Game 1: Mr R vs newbie_learnerIt felt like a miniature, whereby Mr R was experimen... | Read More

    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Sep 24, 2016
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    • Openings for Development

      White   1.e4    Black has a few responses to this that are worth knowing a bit about.   1.e4 e5  2.f4!? The King's Gambit   I suggest the King's Gambit for white. It is the most aggressive opening and it is one of the most exciting... | Read More

    • Oregon Open 2016

      Player photos by Victoria Jung-Doknjas, used by permission. The day after the FIDE Round Robin I caught the train to Portland, Oregon, to spend two days bumming around town with my spouse before the Oregon Open.  Having sprained my ankle a few w... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Sep 21, 2016
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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 ... Read More »

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »