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Morphy2124
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  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2015 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2015. The 10 Chess.com members who score the highest on the Holiday Puzzler will win the prizes below. ... | Read More

  • The Player I'd Most Like to Have Met

         Throughout the history of the game, chess has produced innumerable fascinating personalities.  Some were stars, others played supporting roles.  Many of them, at least from the hazy vantage point of my clouded ... | Read More

  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | 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

    • Piccolo manuale di aperture scacchistiche

      Contenutio Partite di Gioco Aperto (1 e4, e5)o Partite di Gioco Semiaperto (1 e4, non e5)o Partite di Gioco Chiuso (1 d4, d5)o Partite di Gioco Semichiuso (1 d4, non d5)o Partite di Pedone d’Alfiere (1 c4 oppure 1 f4)o Partite Irregolari (qualun... | Read More

    • Adventures in New York City: Part 3, The Most Overrated Player in NYC

      There are a great many oddities that one encounters in the city –the larger the city, the greater and more numerous its oddities.  For example, on the coldest day of my trip, which was within the first few days of December when I first arrived ... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | Feb 1, 2016
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    • Memorizing Games

      I would say over the last few months my chess learning process has been all over the map. Trying to keep up with my genius boyfriend's chess suggestions is quite hard. Recently he suggested I pick a game and memorize it, so I picked the Opera Hous... | Read More

      • Karowyn
      • | Jan 28, 2016
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    • Ruy Lopez. Open Variation

      The Open variation of Ruy Lopez begins with e4-pawn capture in the 5th move of the main line after 5.0-0: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 This reminds the Berlin Defense (3.Bb5 Nf6  with 4.0-0 Bxe4), but inclusion of the moves... | Read More

      • schachfan1
      • | Jan 24, 2016
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      • | 0 comments

Video Lessons



  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Evergreen Game

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    Adolf Anderssen was a great tactician and attacker, and was arguably one of the best players of his time. In this game against Dufresne in Berlin,1852, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm Stei... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Harrwitz, Daniel

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    Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a prof... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »