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  • 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

  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing The New (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-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

    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 12:30 - 403 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1454) v philidor_position (1.0,1512)  Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 13:00 - 803 SirIvan... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 22, 2016
    • Analysis of one of my correspondence games

      Correspondence chess is different than live chess. Time controls are way slower, from 1 move per day to 10 moves per 40 days (1 move every 4 days if we divide it up) meaning that the player can take all the time he needs to correctly calculate all... | Read More

    • Training Routine

      July 2015 is when I started training harder to improve my chess. I search the internet, buy books, download apps and programs, and played a lot of chess. I also acquired 4 sets of boards already because I am a little picky about the piece design, ... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 18, 2016
    • live chess friend challange?

      Me and a friend wanted to play eachother in live chess but the only option we found was online. We had to go to antoher chess site. How is this not easier at   Did we miss how to do it? | Read More

      • Iwillloose
      • | Aug 16, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 16th of Aug 2016 12:00 - 109 Chessfromsquareone (0.0,1633) v BlueAlps (0.0,1357)  Tue 16th of Aug 2016 15:00 - 802 drowsy80 (0.0,1539... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 16, 2016

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 »