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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • How To Watch Hikaru Nakamura vs MVL

    Chess.com is proud to offer several viewing options for the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship semifinal. The three-hour blitz and bullet match between Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific ti... | Read More

  • How To Watch Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk

    Chess.com is proud to offer several viewing options for the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship semifinal. The three-hour blitz and bullet match between Magnus Carlsen and Alexander Grischuk will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific time&nb... | Read More

  • Wanna Buy The Brooklyn Bridge?

    George C. Parker was a famous con man.  Here is what Wikipedia says about him: "He made his living conducting illegal sales of property he did not own, often New York's public landmarks, to unwary immigrants. The Brooklyn Bridge was th... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More


    • A new beginning

      I learned chess from my father when I was 6 years old. I am not a prodigy and chess materials are not very much accessible for me. At age 8, my father bought the book An Invitation to Chess. And I became absorb to reading it. Having difficulty re... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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    • "We merely speak the language of chess"

      Over centuries, the gratuitous contributions and thorough study towards this board game has lead to countless publications (to be specific – more books were written about chess than any other sport in the world, combined!). Compositions of notat... | Read More

    • Denker: The Dénouement

      [Writing six days after-the-fact is not conducive to good memory recall, but I'll do my best. Also, I realize that my links are, for some reason, not working. Any help with that would be appreciated in the comments.]   So the 6th round ended. ... | Read More

    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog XV: Moscow 1936

      Moscow 1936 International Chess TournamentEdited by G. LevenfishTranslated by Jimmy AdamsCaissa Editions, 1988245 pagesThe Moscow 1936 tournament was the second serious test of Soviet players against top western players in tournament competition (... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | Aug 8, 2016
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    • History of chess #1

      hello chess players who are reading this to day here is some history about chess you do not have to read this blog all in one day  Chess History Origins of chess Many countries claim to have invented the chess game in some incipient form. The mo... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... 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 »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »

  • Teichmann, Richard

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    Richard Teichmann (1868-1925) was a German player, born in Lehnitzsch Sach-Altenburg, Germany, and one of the top players in the world at the beginning of the 20th century.  He was blind in his right eye and wore an eye patch when playing in ... Read More »

  • Tartakower, Saviely

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    Saviely Tartakower (1887-1956) was a Grandmaster from France (1950) who played for Poland in six consecutive Olympiads although he never lived there nor could speak the language (he could speak Russian, German, French, and English, and knew Latin ... Read More »