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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    IM Silman Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 PM

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge...

  • A Universal System

    TigerChess Aug 13, 2016, 2:27 AM

    For some reason, certain openings give players trouble no matter how well versed they are in theory. Sometimes this is a matter of style. This series is designed to explore a universal system against hypermodern...

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    TigerChess Jul 29, 2015, 11:46 PM

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within...

  • The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 29, 2015, 1:10 AM

    Knights are tricky little pieces. Often seen dancing around the board like little mischievous imps, knights have the power to bewilder and confuse even the strongest of grandmasters. I want to take a...

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  • Bishops and Knights

    intellectualsman Jan 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

    Though these 2 minor pieces have been long acknowledged to be equal in power, it has been found that bishops are marginally stronger as they can control large parts of the board at a time. Despite this, both the...

  • Massive Discount for November Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand!

    GeniusKJ Oct 27, 2016, 3:12 AM

      Registration for the November 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is now open at a highly discounted price! That's right, the world's best chess course is on sale for one month. Even better, five-time...

  • RAR match vs. anshulcgm2

    Joseph_Truelson Oct 4, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Photo courtesy of Joseph Truelson. Anshul runs from the camera, as usual. Taken without his permission. Yesterday, as I went into live chess, I noticed that Anshul was in live chess! My record with him going into...

  • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Empty Centers and Initiative: Games #7-8

    chuff Sep 28, 2016, 1:55 PM

    (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) A series of posts will follow containing two featured games played by the inventor of the system,...

  • PSY 101 for CHESS

    tomxypdq Jun 17, 2016, 8:03 AM

    To Begin - The attempt to better understand Chess, the human mind, and the world at large is attained incrementally by the evolution of various theories. Trying on and testing out a given perspective in chess or psychology...

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  • Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

    PeterDoggers Jan 22, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo:...

  • Shankland Knows His Classics, Reaches New Peak

    PeterDoggers Aug 11, 2016, 12:48 AM

    GM Sam Shankland finished in clear first place at the masters tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. The American grandmaster's rating will rise to 2679, the highest in his career. It's been more than a week,...

  • Anand Wins Classical Part In Zurich; Rapid Tomorrow

    PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2015, 2:04 PM

    All three games ended in draws today, and so GM Viswanathan Anand won the classical part of the Zurich Chess Challenge.  Tomorrow everything will be decided in five rounds of rapid chess. For...

  • Kamsky and Nakamura Set For Round 3 Clash

    SonofPearl May 16, 2010, 12:03 AM

    Round 2 Report by FM Mike Klein St. Louis, May 16, 2010 – Chess fans will not have to wait much longer for the strongest matchup of the 2010 U.S. Championship, as the top two seeds will face each other in round...

  • Dortmund Round 1 - all square

    SonofPearl Jun 28, 2008, 1:05 PM

    All games drawn in a cagey first roundIt is sometimes said that in round-robin tournaments, it is more important not to lose in the first round than it is to actually win.  In a relatively short tournament...

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