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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for, and you can watch it live next Thu... | Read More

  • 3-Check Chess Tips For Beginners

    Looking for a new, exciting chess variant? Maybe you watched my games vs GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave here and you're anxious to give it a try? Or perhaps you've always just been good at following the age old chess rule "always check, because it... | Read More

  • 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

    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 25th of Oct 2016 20:00 - 110 wannabemaestro1 (0.0,1482) v Joe Otnisky (0.0,1489)  Wed 26th of Oct 2016 12:00 - 207 Victor (0.5,1355) ... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 25, 2016
    • Sick and tired of cheaters -_-

      I decide to stay away for this site for good, today, i'm reaching the limit of 200 blocked players and i think this is enough!!!  like too many people were talking on cheating forum... if this page have 15 millions of players, at least the 1% ar... | Read More

      • EddyElm91
      • | Oct 20, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 18th of Oct 2016 20:00 - 111 Joe Otnisky (0.0,1489) v Rafael Chedid (0.5,1516)  Tue 18th of Oct 2016 22:30 - 105 Taylor (1.0,1600) vs... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 18, 2016
    • Simul at noon New York, 5:00 pm London time

      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 contr... | Read More

    • October 21 FREE simul - Players list (3 spots left) - HURRY, today is the last FREE simul!

      Hello fans!   How would you like the chance to play a National Master to a longer game? When would you ever get this opportunity? Here it is! Play me now in my weekly simuls!   Every Friday at 2PM EST, Christopher Pace holds a week... | Read More

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 »