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  • Can You Solve Our 2015 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2015. The 10 members who score the highest on the Holiday Puzzler will win the prizes below. ... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Can You Guess These 13 Famous Chess Players?

    Can you identify some of the most famous chess players ever? Find out in another fun contest here on  If you whiffed on our devilishly hard 2014 Holiday Puzzler, take heart: all you have to do this time is fill in the last name o... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

    • EuroTrip - Early May Edition

      This month has come to an exciting start with several strong tournaments either kicking off or winding up in the last few days! If you liked the 2004 film 'EuroTrip', you will love going around and enjoying the highlights in this post :) Now we k... | Read More

    • Jhon holiday Henrywithington

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    • Opening preparation - Alekhine defense, Larsen variation

      Imagine that you are playing the great chess genius Mikhail Tal, and he thinks 50 (!) minutes about sacrificing a piece at move 6, and he does not sac !! Can you imagine that ? It actually happened ... in Tal-Larsen, 1965. In a blitz game aga... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 11, 2016
    • Win against 2000 ELO - Indian game

            Hey, sorry for writing only a day after my last blog, but I have semester holidays now, and online chess is kind of addicting. My account on is doing pretty good. (Check me out:> FunnyFighter) I am approa... | Read More

    • Albert Pinkus: The Indiana Jones of Chess

      A second later, I was up in panic, heart pounding, eyesstaring fearfully into the blackness around. Something was inthe hammock with me: some "thing " that crawled. A snake!What else of that size crawled? Any second I expected thestrike-it was as ... | Read More

      • miriskra
      • | Mar 19, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Unzicker, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006) was a German grandmaster (1954) born in Pirmasens, Germany on June 26, 1925.  He started to play chess at the age of 10.  West German champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1963, and 1965.  He was East and... Read More »