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  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    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 our game. Hopefully, you&rsquo... | Read More

  • The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance

    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 deeper look at one particular knigh... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.  In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at some of them. Black's play on t... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More


    • Menchik-Spielmann, Carlsbad 1929

      Spielmann's 2nd-place finish at Carlsbad 1929 — tied with Capablanca, half-point behind Nimzovich — was one of Spielmann's most successful tournaments.In Masters of the Chessboard, Reti cites Morphy as Spielmann's model, and likens Spielmann t... | Read More

    • Chess Opening

      Aims of the opening[edit] Common aims in opening play[edit] Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More

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    • The Nerd Club - Space and Pawn Breaks

      Hi chess friends,   This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.  Today we are going to learn about space. Space might be a bit hard to grasp as an advantage since it... | Read More

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    • Svidler's List

      Peter Svidler's annotations get straight to the heart of the position. I've found them clear, concise and ultimately instructive. Going through his games from the World Cup 2015 in Baku, I must share his Round 1 exploits.   This is taken from C... | Read More

    • Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #15

      Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms.  #15. In Chess - ‘Remember simple systems as White against standard openings by Black.’ Hello Chess friends.  I would like to show you two games by two top masters today.  Each game had one thing in common.  A... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Reti Opening

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    The Reti Opening (1. Nf3 d5 2. c4) belongs to the Hypermodern School of Chess that dominated in the early 20th Century. The idea is to control the center rather than contest it by direct occupation with pawn moves such as d4 and e4. Because of its... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »

  • Nimzovich, Aron

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    Aron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was the founder of the hypermodern movement in chess and author of My System.  He would stand on his head during chess events and did exercises in the tournament room.  After losing a game against Saemisch in B... Read More »

  • Breyer, Gyula (Julius)

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    Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian of Grandmaster strength.  He set a new blindfold record of 25 opponents (won 15, drew 7, lost 3) in 1921 in Berlin.  He was one of the pioneering leaders of hypermodern chess.  He was the Hun... Read More »