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  • The Armenian Chess Secret

    On the free day at the Jermuk Women's Grand Prix tournament way back in 2010, I had a pleasant opportunity to chat with the hosts. My conversation with the chief organizer and famous GM Smbat Lputian inevitably touched on the r... | Read More

  • Becoming An Expert

    If you're reading this, chances are you've been trying to crack the rating threshold to finally claim the "expert" title. This series is designed to help you do just that. Learn from one of chess' most accomplished coaches what it takes to re... | Read More

  • Attacking Pawn Chains

    Have you ever wondered how grandmasters know when and how to attack?  The key is pawn structure! Pawn chains are some of the most important attacking structures. In this series, learn the core concepts of furious pawn chain assaults in s... | Read More

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

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

  • Aronian-Grischuk Blitz Battle Opener April 6: Once More We Play Our Dangerous Game

    Chess.com's first-ever GM Blitz Battle Championship is right around the corner, and the field's two most experienced players will kick things off April 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), 1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. London. What does experience come w... | Read More


    • SCL Teams - Coming Soon

      It’s been awhile since the Slow Chess League has hosted a team tournament. In the past we’ve mostly used an individual/team combined format, though we’ve tried head-to-head a couple of times also. After those experiences and with many sugge... | Read More

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    • October Signups are Now Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round October League Qualifier and 3-5 round Tournament Series to begin on Monday, October 3. Your option of 3-5 round play for most sections this month!   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualif... | Read More

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      • | Sep 16, 2016
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    • Don't Miss Out on September Signups

      Signups for our September tournaments will close at 22:00 League Time (New York) on Friday, September 2. Don't miss out!   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 31, 2016
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    • September Signups are Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round September League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, September 5.  New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be inc... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 19, 2016
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    • August Signups are Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round August League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, August 8.  New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be included.... | Read More

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      • | Jul 21, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... Read More »