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  • Who Loved These Knight Moves?

    When we analyzed "An Opening Line For Masters" last week, I chose GM Igor Zaitsev as our opening guide for a reason. It is difficult to name another chess player who introduced that many absolutely paradoxical opening novelties. Today ... | Read More

  • Castling Early And Piece Coordination

    Should You Castle Early? Question: Chess.com member scmooney asked, “You stress castling early. In my experience I find that sometimes castling takes the king right into an ambush. In your lecture on attacking a castled king, Black’s... | Read More

  • The Anatomy Of A Chess Brilliancy

    In round four of the recently-concluded 2015 Qatar Masters, I found myself across the board from a rather obscure individual known as Vladimir Kramnik (yes, I am being sarcastic). As the chief arbiter made the usual pre-game announcements, I recal... | Read More

  • Say "Hello!" to Chess.com Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com 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

  • An Opening Line For Masters

    Last week we analyzed a line that could be a decent opening weapon for club players. As you remember, unlike the openings played by super-grandmasters, it didn't require any special opening knowledge and could be learned in one minute. The obvio... | Read More


    • Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

      A Bit More of My Story: When I was first learning chess, my problem was a serious shortage of information. I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching and opponents, and at that time the inter... | Read More

    • Doubles Team Tournament

      If you do not know what a "doubles" tournament is. It is simple: 2 players per team and both players play on the same board, alternating moves every move. For example, I make move one and my partner makes move two, etc. There is a catch though. Yo... | Read More

    • Shabalov Simul!

      Tl;dr I was okay, then I was winning, then I missed a bunch of draws, then I lost. Today, the Pittsburgh Chess Club held a 20-board simultaneous exhibition with GM Shabalov! I was lucky and saw the announcement when it came out so it didn't get ... | Read More

    • Me and RookSacrifice

      Me and Samuel Deng( RookSacrifice) play a LOT of blitz on chess.com. We always have so many games that we can tease the other one with. For example, this 6-move mate against me seemed to really have caught on... Well, I am not too fond of that o... | Read More

    • Uni vs. Kendal 28/1/16

      We played Kendal in the league last Wednesday. On paper, we had grading edges on all boards, so were looking for a victory again! My game was pretty sharp - I played the opening poorly, but got back into it with a well-timed opening of the centre... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • I dare you to- SAC YOUR QUEENIE

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    Oh she's the most valuable piece alright!  That's what makes her so promising!  When you give up your queen (I don't reccomend it unless your playing me) You never know if it's a trap.  Leg'as mate was played by tow guys a little while back.  ... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »