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  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

    What is dynamic chess? You'll find out here as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches you to compound your advantages and really put pressure on opponents. There's nothing like learning from in-game examples. Watch a great teacher break down dynamic chess fro... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • You Are Important!

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should we be disappointed and up... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More


    • How to Play Chess With Power

      Getting stuck in a boring position with no attacking chances is a real danger for the competitive player – and it’s easily done. If you’re up against a strong opponent and you take care not to create any weaknesses, you often end up in a bal... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
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    • Interview with Mariya Muzychuk after 2016 Olympiad

      Mariya Muzychuk won her 9th round game and helped her team achieve victory against Azerbaijan, but the highlight of her day came a little later: Susan Polgar, a former World Champion herself, presented Mariya with the “Caissa” Cup, the award f... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 14, 2016
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    • Open House at my new kids chess club in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

      It's been a very long time since I taught any kid how to play chess. I have been very busy with my own two small kids and haven't really played much chess outside of chess.com. Finally, the local Russian cultural center offered me to teach childre... | Read More

      • irinette
      • | Sep 10, 2016
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    • A new chess.com member reflects on their experiences

      “Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been playing with two queens all along” [Terry Pratchett] So far, I have managed to escape most of the addictive habits that the Internet spawns in t... | Read More

    • I am Suxiru

             Hi, everyone, I am a chess enthusiast from China. The first statement, my English is not good, so my article is Baidu translate to help write, so there will be a lot of grammatical errors, please forgive me. In addition, Reimu and Mio i... | Read More

      • Suxiru
      • | Jul 10, 2016
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  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »