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  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... | Read More

  • The Pawn Center Controversy

    There are basic rules of chess strategy that we learn as soon as we start playing chess. One of the most fundamental premises is the importance of the center. We quickly learn that one of the major goals of positional chess is control ov... | Read More

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    The Chess.com member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... | Read More


    • Seafair Open 2016: Bambi kicks again

      [image from disneyclips.com] This tournament marked my two-year anniversary of returning to competitive chess.  I hoped to get back to Expert, but alas, that's not how it went.  My round 1 opponent didn't show up.  I think the Seattle Chess C... | Read More

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      • | Jul 30, 2016
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    • How to blunder a winning position

      Just played a game with a longer time control than I normally play online and I encountered a guy playing what I guess is a variation of the Pirc. We played two games, and I am reasonably happy with my play in both of them. I won the first and los... | Read More

      • andgranath
      • | Jul 30, 2016
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    • How can you play with an International Master?

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in 2 simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. I created a... | Read More

    • The Scandinavian Defense... the unusual yet powerful opening

      The Scandinavian Defense was indeed the first opening I learnt, but at first it seemed unusual to me. What would you actually DO with this Scandinavian Defense opening? Giving up a pawn for nothing? A beginner would be baffled with why they actual... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
      • | Jul 30, 2016
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    • The Scandinavian Defense... the unusual yet powerful opening

      The Scandinavian Defense was indeed the first opening I learnt, but at first it seemed unusual to me. What would you actually DO with this Scandinavian Defense opening? Giving up a pawn for nothing? A beginner would be baffled with why they actual... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
      • | Jul 30, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Danish Gambit

    • 12 Reads
    • | 12 Reads

    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 »

  • Mark's Opening

    • 3 Reads
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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 »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »