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  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | Read More

  • Confused Bishops And Drunk Knights

    Just recently I have become a bit obsessed with strange and peculiar chess moves originating from knights and bishops. In my first article for Chess.com I took a look at what can be called The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance, and in t... | Read More

  • The Most Unusual Check In Chess

    I run a chess club in a local school, and whenever I ask my students if a king can check another king, I hear a loud "No! Kings cannot kiss each other!" Of course, I know what they mean. Even beginners are well aware that this is the closest a k... | Read More

  • More Secrets Of The Soviet Chess School

    In the first part of this article I demonstrated by my own example that the biggest secret of the Soviet school of chess was the utmost motivation of the Soviet players.  We simply had no right to do wrong since the consequence could be ... | Read More


    • Donated Points

      It is now nearly a week ago that I finished a regional tournament. The slogan of the competition was "all or nothing". Only the winner earns prize money. The other players came away with empty-handed. At the beginning, the participant's list was s... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
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    • KIMPLODES--64 squares explained! (Part 1 of 10)

      KIMPLODES--sounds like a TV cartoon show, but instead it's an analytic approach that lets me tease out a few of Caissa's secrets. Some of my online acquaintances tell me they use it during coaching sessions with students, including a FIDE expert ... | Read More

    • The Passed Pawn

      We have to ask ourselves: when is a passed pawn ready to march? We differentiate three cases: (c) When the advance takes place with the intention of sacrificng the pawn, so the enemy King may be decisively drawn off from the field of battle. An e... | Read More

    • French Defense with 4 queens on board!(Rapid)

      Hey guys,   it's me again, Bendix. In case you want to know how I am, university is going fine, and I've written most of my exams rather successfully. Winter was the warmest in Germany in over a 100 years, yet I got ill two times. Which on the ... | Read More

    • Clash of Challengers, Part 3

      Some time ago, I posted a blog about a fictional match between the top players of all-time who never became world champion. You can read about it here. Here are the current standings: Standings after Round One: 1.Keres 8 2.Larsen 7.5 3.Bron... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »