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  • Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

    What is dynamic chess? You'll find out here as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches you to compound your advantages and really put pressure on opponents. There's nothing like learning from in-game examples. Watch a great teacher break down dynamic chess fro... | Read More

  • Becoming An Expert

    If you're reading this, chances are you've been trying to crack the rating threshold to finally claim the "expert" title. This series is designed to help you do just that. Learn from one of chess' most accomplished coaches what it takes to re... | Read More

  • Beating Your Nemesis

    Rivalaries are often born through circumstances that extend beyond the game. An intense, winner-take-all game, a misplayed Smith-Mora, a Twitter battle, or even a swift kick to your shin under the table — All might be enough to point yo... | Read More

  • Spotting And Avoiding Tactics

    There are basically three ways a tactic can occur, both for and against you: The opponent makes a threat for a tactic (or a check or capture), which either can't be met, or can be, but is missed. There is no existing threat of a tactic, bu... | Read More

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), ... | Read More

    • To Castle or not to Castle

      As we all know castling is the only move in chess where two pieces can move at the same time. There are two types of castling kingside ( denoted by 0-0) and queenside ( denoted by 0-0-0). They are also called castling short and castling long respe... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Sep 15, 2016
    • Personal Reflection on the Kan Part 1

      When I hit expert level, I started to have difficulty using the Accelerated Dragon with success on the black side. Since I had some trouble against the scheveningen with the white pieces, I decided to learn the kan as black, and tested it first ou... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Sep 9, 2016
    • Bullet tips to win ;)

      Bullet tips 1.)Never resign  While playing bullet never resign even if you are down a queen and a rook or is a mate in next move! Example: 2.)You can play any opening You can play opening, i.e,, every opening works in bullet.Even 1.h4 would... | Read More

    • My best exchange sacrifices ever....

      I am very proud of these game I played. It was a very interesting game for me. I was paying more attention than I usually do. I planned to post them in a blog, but I did not have time, I have time now. So I'll post them The first game was again... | Read More

      • KID_Harish
      • | Sep 3, 2016
    • Accelerated Dragon in The Olympiad Round 1 Analysis

      Hello! As many chess fans know, the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku started today. As expected, most favored teams won decisively, as higher-rated players showed their expertise and deeper knowledge of the royal game. From a spectator's standpoint, ... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Sep 2, 2016
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Video Lessons

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Bernstein, Ossip

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    Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein (1882-1962) was a Ukrainian-born chess player born in a wealthy Jewish family.   He was born on September 20, 1882 in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). In 1901, he took up chess at the age of 19, while studying... Read More »