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  • A Little Mystery

    Let’s take a quick look (no notes) at the following game. We will be looking at a few games by the Chess.com member RevolNoom, a young man (born 2001) from Hanoi, Vietnam (I was there a few years ago and had a very good time). H... | Read More

  • The Three Philidor Positions

    The chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor is enormous. There is an opening named after him (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6) and three endgame positions all called "the Philidor Position"! The Philidor position in rook endgames is o... | Read More

  • How To Avoid Hanging Stuff

    The Chess.com member KayOneM asked about the pros and cons of his games and how he can improve his play. He also mentioned that “in some positional games, when I don’t have any tactics or tricky attack, I don’t know how to improv... | Read More

  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to Chess.com, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes looks at what the players do ... | Read More

  • The Positional Threat

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation, it is most likely tactical... | Read More


    • Back Over 1800 Bullet... After a 5 game winning streak......And a lot of luck

      Hello everyone I am back over 1800 bullet on chess.com after a decent run of unbeaten games. In my last game of my session he had a rook and a queen and about 5 pawns and I had a king and 2 pawns, but I pre moved so fast he lossed on time. He shou... | Read More

      • BeltoGM
      • | May 4, 2016
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    • The Secrets Behind the Sicilian Defense

      After the positive feedback of last week’s YouTube webinar, I agreed to do another webinar for you guys, this time on understanding the Sicilian Defense. According to Vishy Anand, the Sicilian Defense is one of the two openings, serious chess ... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | May 4, 2016
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    • Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy - 1st American Chess Congress | 1857

      Louis Paulsen and Paul Morphy compete in the final of the 1st American Chess Congress which was held in New York in 1857. The American Chess Congress was a predecessor to what we know today as the United States Chess Championship. The game enters ... | Read More

    • May 2016 Prodigy Program

      Registration for the May 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Newly crowned U.S. Women's National Champion IM Nazí Paikidze will start contributing to the Prodigy Program this month. Regist... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 4, 2016
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    • Chess Analytics: Introduction to Material and Mobility

      In my previous post I discussed the distribution of the lengths of almost 1.7 million expert-level and higher games.  This post will be the first of several to discuss the concepts of material and mobility, as well as their interplay; and I can p... | Read More

      • kurtgodden
      • | May 3, 2016
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  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`. Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »