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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'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'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

    • November Signups are Now Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round November League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, November 7.   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center and the... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 20, 2016
    • New SCL Live Tournaments

      Next week we'll add a new SCL Rapid Live G/25+10 tournament on Monday through Friday at 14:00. This should help to accommodate especially our European and African members. If we can get enough players we'll make this permanent. We'll also move our... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 15, 2016
    • Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

      American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”. FEMALE IRANIAN CHESS players have hit back at calls by opponents of the country’s Isla... | Read More

      • Aarao
      • | Oct 11, 2016
    • The 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix.

      1. Description 1.1. The 4rd FIDE Online Grand Prix will be held on FIDE Online Arena platform hosted on web address:  on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. 2. Participation The players who can participate in the Grand... | Read More

      • Humbetov
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • Saturday DoubleHeader

      SCL Live It’s a doubleheader on Saturday with 2 live club tournaments for you to play. At 13:00 League Time we’ll play 3 rounds of G/45+5 (SCL Slow Live G/45+5). The top scorer that is also a qualified player will win an invitation to the 20... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 6, 2016

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 »