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GrandMasterOverlord
GrandMasterOverlord
Location: Toronto, Canada
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grandmaster123X4
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GrandMasterMS
GrandMasterMS
Location: Sweden
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GrandMasterRory
GrandMasterRory
Location: Ireland
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Last Online: 7/29/16
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Grandmaster717
Grandmaster717
Location: India
Joined: 7/24/16
Last Online: 7/27/16
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  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Carlsen vs Karjakin And Crude Oil

    The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin is getting closer, and it is time to update our old forecast. This time I will channel my inner Nate Silver and provide you with some numbers.  Let's loo... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • The Best Pawn Moves Ever

    This article concludes our exploration of the best moves played by each chess piece throughout history. To my surprise, the tiniest guys in chess provided so much material that I have to agree with the great Philidor that "pawns are... | Read More


    • Peter's Principles

      I recently tracked down a transcript of a lecture my father gave at the Vancouver chess club in 1979. Below is an abridged transcript of the games he Annotated, and some entertaining parts of the lecture. All notes are by Peter Biyiasas, unless o... | Read More

      • TABiyiasas
      • | Jul 28, 2016
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    • SCM2016: Final Rounds

      Although another week has passed after the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2016 finished in Dortmund (Germany), I was not able to comment my last games of the Open yet. In round eight, I had to face a FM. However, with White he chose a rather uncritical... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Jul 26, 2016
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    • Put 10 Minutes on the Clock and Try to Solve!

      One of the best ways to keep yourself honest when going over chess puzzles, is to set a timer and write down everything you were thinking. At the end compare to the correct answer. If you have a coach/teacher this information will be invaluable to... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jul 23, 2016
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    • Secrets of Grandmaster Chess

      What is it that allows Grandmasters to outplay untitled players with ease? What secrets do they know that others don’t? This week, I reveal some of the secrets of Grandmaster chess in a 1 hour webinar – free for all my followers. Click her... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Jul 23, 2016
      • | 1671 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The Chess.com Logo Story

      When I first started working on Chess.com (TEN YEARS AGO!!) I began with the logo. Some would say that is the least important decision to be made, but Chess.com was a totally blank page - an empty domain name that had landed in my lap (story ... | Read More

      • erik
      • | Jul 22, 2016
      • | 1184 views
      • | 29 comments

Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... 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 »