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  •'s 3rd Blitz Battle: Vachier-Lagrave Vs Caruara On May 10th

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of's third GM Blitz Battle Championship scheduled for coming Tuesday 10 May at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), ... | Read More

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More

  • A Little Mystery

    Let’s take a quick look (no notes) at the following game. We will be looking at a few games by the member RevolNoom, a young man (born 2001) from Hanoi, Vietnam (I was there a few years ago and had a very good time). H... | Read More

  • The Three Philidor Positions

    The chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor is enormous. There is an opening named after him (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6) and three endgame positions all called "the Philidor Position"! The Philidor position in rook endgames is o... | Read More

  • Nakamura vs Harikrishna: 1 Million Scovilles Of Chess On May 4

    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make an incredibly spicy combo. The "nag... | Read More

    • Steps to Improve Your Rating in for players rated 1200-1500

      Hi,to all those who are viewing this blog.So I'm going to tell some steps to improve your rating in of all,you should do 20-30hrs of Tactics Trainer in a month and then you will see a drastical improvement. You should set up perso... | Read More

      • dasdipak
      • | May 6, 2016
    • Chigorin Defense (Two Knights Defense) in the Italian Game

      In the last few years, the elite players have been using more and more the Italian Game, namely 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. In most of the games I have seen, black replies 3...Bc5, and we have seen many ganes in which White goes for a d3 system, whi... | Read More

    • Popular Antique and Vintage Chess Sets

      Chessbazaar offers the chess lovers a fantastic series of antique and vintage chess sets. Serious chess players or chess lovers are very possessive about their chess sets and while playing, they get into this hobby of collecting chess sets and d... | Read More

    • 2nd Master Draw at Great Lakes Open

      I competed in the 5 round Great Lakes Open last weekend in Battle Creek, Michigan, home to Kellogg's Cereal City. The first round of the tournament I faced a NM who has dipped a bit below the 2200 level. He gave me a pretty straightforward draw a... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 5, 2016
    • Opposite colored bishops tactics

      Opposite colored bishops can be very drawish in endgames, but in middlegames it can help a lot to put fire on the chessboard. Here's a little sneaky tactical trap in such a position, featuring those bishops. | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 5, 2016
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Video Lessons


  • COOOL!!!

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    [useless game deleted] This person now realized that Chessopedia was not for showing personal victories that they like, but to help learn and educate. Lets all remember to post our games in a blog or something. Read More »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... 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 »