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  • How To Play Variants On

    There's much more to play on than just... chess! Fun "chess variants" can be a great way to mix things up and apply your chess skills in different and exciting ways. You can play Bughouse, Crazyhouse, 3-Check, King of the Hill&nbs... | Read More

  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so. While both games have their f... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Blunders

    Blundering in chess is one of the worst feelings that we experience while playing the royal game. A well-played strategic masterpiece can be completely spoiled with a single careless move. Anyone, including the very best... | Read More

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Time Trouble

    Time trouble can plague even the best players in the world, and often leads to painful blunders and losses on time in winning positions. In order to improve your time management skills, follow these three steps below: Try not to use more ... | Read More

    • FREE Simul for the Next Three Weeks on Live Chess! Sign up now!

      Hello chess fans!I will be hosting three FREE chess simuls for you. (September 30, October 7, October 14)As usual, I will host a simul every Friday at 2PM EST.Just to remind everybody, they will be in the following format:   10 players 30/15 t... | Read More

    • Simul against International Master Attila Turzo

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE server with 30 minuter per player time con... | Read More

    • FREE Simul Kicks Off at 2PM EST in Live Chess!

      Hello guys,I am excited to announce that in less than 1 hour (2PM EST) I will be playing 10 players in a simultaneous exhibition hosted in live chess! *Players please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the simul so everything can be setup with... | Read More

    • Update on ItalianMachine's First Simul Friday September 23 (FREE)

      Hello guys and girls,I just wanted to thank all of you who have joined my simul starting tomorrow at 2PM EST in live chess!  * Please remember to be there at least 15 minutes prior to the simul in order to get everything setup. Here is the curr... | Read More

    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 20th of Sep 2016 10:30 - 402 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1449) v wannabemaestro1 (1.0,1482)  Tue 20th of Sep 2016 13:00 - 101 Martijn L... | Read More

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Video Lessons

  • 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 »