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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

  • 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

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More


    • Best Black Opening

      Hi everybody. I just play in a state tournament and I lost all of my games as black (except for one). So I was just wondering what type of opening that you play and in your opinion what is the best black opening. I usually play king pawn or sicili... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer and his Biggest Weakness

      Bobby Fischer was a world chess champion and a genius, despite what anybody might say about his life outside of chess. He had what some people have called a “universal style” meaning that he can play all types of positions well and I think w... | Read More

    • Contender Series 15

      Chess.com Online February 12, 2016 Match-Up Analysis VS X_PLAYER_J_X                                  Robert_New_Alekhine Players Chess Knowledge High                                         O... | Read More

    • Daily Blogs...Gone

      Hello guys. I had not posted blogs since I got the membership and now I decided that to start blogging again. But first of all I am not posting the daily blogs. Because I feel I am not getting much views as I was getting earlier. It is necessary... | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • I just earned the National Master title. Here's how.

      (Note: If you want to avoid some random anecdotes and just want to get to the things I think may benefit players embarking on similar quests, just skip to the bold stuff below.) I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally h... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 11, 2016
      • | 548 views
      • | 5 comments

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

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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

    • 340 Reads
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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 »

  • Modern Benoni

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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

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    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 »