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  • Siamese Chess

         In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would marvel at a living, sometimes chess-... | Read More

  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | 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

  • Special Titled Tuesday Offers $4,000 In Prizes

    This week's Titled Tuesday will feature a doubled prize pool and some new prize categories for what is expected to be the largest combined field in the event's history. You can watch Titled Tuesday coverage on May 3 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pa... | 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


    • Learning from the Greatest Blunder

      The greatest chess blunder is resigning when you were winning.   Okay, I didn't make this mistake, but I made the second biggest chess blunder. Offering a draw (perpetual check) when I was winning.   Above all, this highlighted to me a major... | Read More

    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog X: Baden Baden 1925

      Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament Translated and Edited by Jimmy Adams Caissa Editions, 1991 382 pagesBaden Baden 1925 was the seminal tournament that convinced most of the chess world that the winner, Alexander Alekhine, would so... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | May 24, 2016
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    • Blogs to read here - Batgirl

      Gregori Serper is my #1 to read here as I have written in my last post. To decide who's #2 or #3 took me some time. If you like to read about persons in the chess history, then batgirl https://www.chess.com/members/view/batgirl is a must read. Go... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | May 24, 2016
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    • My Chess.com experience.

      I play chess since i have about 10 years old. On my school maybe i was the one interested on the game. My teacher congrats to me, but i didn’t understand why, i was very shy (yet ;)). By then i was to a chess class on San Bernardo town hall, the... | Read More

      • Pineiden
      • | May 23, 2016
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    • Review: This Crazy World of Chess

      The late Larry Evans was a living legend in US chess, having won five US Championships and served as Bobby Fischer's second as he battled the former Soviet Union. He was also a long time columnist for Chess Life and This Crazy World of Chess (by ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 22, 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 »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... 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 »