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  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right? Not only do you think your cit... | Read More

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the chess board; that is one of the... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Mysterious Move

    The already famous game So vs Kasparov played in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge is both fascinating and puzzling. Not only did GM Wesley So produce a game of unbelievable beauty, he did it against the arguably strongest chess player in the... | Read More

  • Lessons From Carlsen: The Draw Problem

    The recent super-tournament in Bilbao is a part of chess history already. It will be remembered for many different things. While Hikaru Nakamura will always cherish the memory of his first win over Magnus Carlsen, many chess enthusiasts will ... | Read More

  • Chess.com Interviews Trump, Clinton, Johnson, Stein

    Chess.com was able to sit down with each of the four major presidential candidates last week as they turned their attention to courting the ever-important chess demographic. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein w... | Read More

    • My first games with a master player.

      Hi guys. This is the first blog I have ever written in chess.com because I really didn't have anything to fill it up with earlier. Now I have some news which I would like to share with you. I recently played some games in lichess.org. Chess.com is... | Read More

    • Morphy vs Henry Bird

      One of the Most Amazing chess combinations in history... 😎 | Read More

    • Crowns & Coronets...

       My recently published book is now available from Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Crowns&Coronets A book to stimulate, amuse and intrigue. Includes discussions of chess 'cosmology', philosophy, art, history, literature and psychology. Also uncon... | Read More

      • CaissiaC
      • | Sep 17, 2016
    • How A Chess Odd Couple Beat The World...

      Were we really a match made in heaven? I don't know. Yes, it's true that some have called the union between me and John the greatest duo since Bert and Ernie. Simon and Garfunkel. Luke and Leia.  Harry and Lloyd.  BUT I'll leave o... | Read More

    • Top 5 Chess Players Of All Time

      There are many tales on the birth of chess – some consider India to be the home country of this highly engaging game, others believe that it originated in China. Theories aside, the first known mention of chess as we, more or less, know it t... | Read More

      • sophiamest
      • | Sep 8, 2016
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Video Lessons

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... 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 »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Evans Gambit

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    • | 2 Reads

     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »