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OpeningStudent
OpeningStudent
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OpeningSpecialist
OpeningSpecialist
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Openingspeech
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openingsquare
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explorer-of-openings
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  • Nakamura vs Harikrishna: 1 Million Scovilles Of Chess On May 4

    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make an incredibly spicy combo. The "nag... | 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

  • How To Use Dynamic Diagonals

    People spend too much time reading opening books. There you go, I have said it. Think what you may of this statement, but it seems to me that the chess market is saturated with opening books. So many people will blindly buy a book, add to their ... | Read More

  • Opening Failures And How to Avoid Them

    The Chess.com member yoavb2 said: “I read your ‘How to Reassess Your Chess 4th’ but fail in the opening, which makes me start with a disadvantage. How can I fix it?” ANSWER:  I looked at several of your games (whil... | Read More

  • Overextending Your Pawns

    The Chess.com member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week, two or three games in a sitting. ... | Read More


    • Gluestix's Chess Newsletter #1 (Prizes !)

      Hello everyone , Today i will be talking about  recent chess events in the world , also there is a chess quiz at the end with prizes check it out                           Recent Tournements :  Altibox Norway Chess -  This year ... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • Tactics Toddler -- From a learning game, a Budapest to boot!

      Throughout my learning, I've discovered that I seem to like gambits.  This probably isn't surprising.  After all, my teammates have drilled the paramount importance of development into my little brain and it has certainly resonated.   The advan... | Read More

    • Clàssic Sant Martí, group B

      Hi again. Here are the games played in my fourth slow OTB tournament. This was an U2100 tournament with 58 players in which I was the 26th of the startink ranking, and the first one I had to play 2000+ rated players. My own rating was 1915 at t... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • Road to GM: Week 2 "Step by step"

          Today begins the second week of my journey of becoming a Grandmaster. It's a long, treacherous road with crocodile goons and lobster mobsters but it's one well paved. Last week I discussed my chess status and a plan of action that i needed ... | Read More

    • EXCLUSIVE Q&A with CEO Erik!

      [Blog History] You'll FIND HIS ANSWERS HERE…      It was a little more than a decade ago that founder and CEO Erik and his friend, Jay, got together and decided the world needed a better chess site for players worldwide to play, learn, sha... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 531 Reads
    • | 531 Reads

    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

    • 590 Reads
    • | 590 Reads

      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 »

  • Modern Benoni

    • 0 Reads
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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

    • 8 Reads
    • | 8 Reads

    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »