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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unlikel... | Read More

  • Carlsen vs Grischuk: Blitz Battle Facts vs Feelings

    GM Magnus Carlsen has proven himself the world's best in classical, rapid, and blitz. Now it's time to face the bullet. Having won official world championships in three disciplines, there aren't many mountains left to climb, even for a Norwegian... | Read More

  • Lessons From Carlsen: The Draw Problem

    The recent super-tournament in Bilbao is a part of chess history already. It will be remembered for many different things. While Hikaru Nakamura will always cherish the memory of his first win over Magnus Carlsen, many chess enthusiasts will ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Boris Spassky new interview. "Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice"

      Original here. Interview conducted by IM Igor Lensky. Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice On July 19th, it's been 50 years since the legendary grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and tenth chess world champion, Boris Spassky, recei... | Read More

    • Is the London System good for white?

      The London system is a System for white and it is okay between Easy to Intermediate levels. But why is it that it doesn't work for experienced levels? You can switch to queen's gambit (at least I heard so) but if black plays properly to counter th... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
      • | Aug 1, 2016
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    • Winning Chess Psychology

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7  My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organ... | Read More

    • Chessspank's July 22, 2016 Simul Draw Against GM Ľubomír Ftáčnik

      GM Lubomir Ftacnik lectured and held simultaneous exhibitions in South Carolina recently, with stops at chess clubs in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia.  GM Ftacnik gave an excellent lecture on game 10 of the 1966 world champio... | Read More

      • chessspank
      • | Jul 22, 2016
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    • The importance to keep a training journal

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1  Day 2 Day 3    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I hope 21... | Read More


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 »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Fischer, Robert

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    Robert (Bobby ) Fischer was born in Chicago on March 9, 1943.  He was the 11th world chess champion (1972-1975).  He was the youngest national junior champion (13), the youngest American chess champion ever (14), the youngest grandmaster... Read More »