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  • How To Use A Chess Computer

    Whether you are a Luddite or technophile, the importance of being able to successfully collaborate with a chess computer cannot be overstated. In every stage and aspect of the game — opening preparation, endgame theory, game analysis&... | Read More

  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would look ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Totally Unreal' Endgame

    Last week, we examined the depths of my chess ineptitude for the first 21 moves of a recent blitz game played on the Chess.com live server. Join me, grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, and the fictional voice of Stockfish 6 as we now analyz... | Read More

  • You Won't Believe These Miracles On The Chessboard

    At its heart, chess is a logical game. Every move — no matter how outwardly mysterious — can be explained and rationalized. To be sure, an idea can (and often should) violate general principles, but it still must satisfy the ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: Ridiculous Endgame

    Last week, we presented the first part of my intermediate-level blitz chess game, annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili and checked by Stockfish 6, in an effort to learn from my predictably subpar play. Now, let’s proudly conclude th... | Read More


    • Improve Your Chess

      I've started a series of blogs on here in an attempt to help players improve within various aspects within the game.  I've also just launched my new YouTube channel which will feature game analysis, live blitz and opening videos to start with. I... | Read More

    • My journey through Auckland Autumn Cup (May-June 2016)

      This autumn (yes, down under in New Zealand it's autumn) I've been put to Group A in Auckland Autumn Cup.  This is a great chance to play with stronger players and learn from them.  This autumn I am also reading and enjoying Dan Heisman's "World... | Read More

      • timothyha
      • | May 9, 2016
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    • Game Analysis #25 - Sicilian Najdorf

      Another game from the OTB tournament. | Read More

      • Patzer8000
      • | May 7, 2016
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    • Game Analysis #24 - Closed Sicilian

      From an OTB tournament I played in today. Ratings are FIDE. | Read More

      • Patzer8000
      • | May 6, 2016
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    • 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
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      • | 6 comments

Video Lessons



  • En passant

    • 1109 Reads
    • | 1109 Reads

    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 »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    • | 2352 Reads

    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... 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 »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    • | 30 Reads

    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • The Lolli Positon: K and Q vs K and R

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    Giambattista Lolli (1698 in Nonantola, Italy – 4 June 1769) was an Italian chess player. Lolli was one of the most important chess theoreticians of his time.  He was one of the Modenese Masters. He is most famous for his book Osserva... Read More »