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  • School Chess Fails PR Test

    Boris Gelfand’s musings in a recent interview on the benefits of children playing chess for its own sake - “Only a fraction will play professionally, but the rest will acquire the skill of strategic planning and the habit of thinking, ... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so. While both games have their f... | Read More

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • Get Better At Chess For Everyone: Comparison

    When you see a good move, don't play it. Look for a better one. This is the number-one principle in chess. Over the years, I have also told my students: You are trying to find the best move you can in a reasonable amount of time. I... | Read More


    • Match Play with a female chess player as a separate section of the Methodist Hospital Chess Club

      In an effort to inspire more women and girls to play chess in the San Antonio, Texas area, I am seeking an over the board face-to-face match play with a female chess player anywhere in the Texas area (including San Antonio) who is either a s... | Read More

    • Enduring Freedom!

      We are the premier group on this site. We are just missing one thing! Y O U! JOIN so we can play chess while sipping coffee. If you don't wanna do that we can discuss life's greatest mysteries, or just about anything else you wish to do. We play t... | Read More

    • Soko Chess Training

      I'm planning to post here my progress. Lessons etc. I've started play chess 1 month ago. :-)  | Read More

      • sokohilton
      • | Aug 19, 2016
      • | 99 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Maya Chiburdanidze proposes a new tournament system

      Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016 I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where  an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with. Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Aug 17, 2016
      • | 1487 views
      • | 15 comments
    • A new beginning

      I learned chess from my father when I was 6 years old. I am not a prodigy and chess materials are not very much accessible for me. At age 8, my father bought the book An Invitation to Chess. And I became absorb to reading it. Having difficulty re... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 16, 2016
      • | 181 views
      • | 4 comments

Video Lessons



  • 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 ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    • | 12 Reads

    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    • | 13 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 »