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  • Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World?

    Chess-playing computers are almost unfathomably strong, and they are improving faster than even the best human players. Three months ago, we took a look at the top five computer chess engines, and today the best two programs on that li... | Read More

  • Move by Move Chess Improvement: Cashing in on your Advantages

    This is the second issue of my column Move by Move Chess Improvement. I would like to thank JeewanAtwal for submitting his game. A lot of players would without thinking play ...h6 to drive away the bishop. Unfortunately, "instan... | Read More

  • SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises, March 2012

    No time to study opening theory? Shock your opponent with an SOS! With an SOS you deviate early (usually before move 6!) from regular lines in mainstream openings. So you will reach positions you have actually studied without having memorized... | Read More

  • Personal Mona Lisa of GM Nataf

    Grandmaster Igor-Alexandre Nataf is not exactly a household name in the Chess World.  There is no article about him in Wikipedia and according to the FIDE web site his rating never crossed the 2600 mark.  Yet, the game he calls his most beautif... | Read More

  • Me and Chess

    I am writing this really just to talk about my experiances with chess. It's pretty much a biography, but an interesting story. To start, my love of chess didn't really catch on until I was 13. I knew how to play chess before then beca... | Read More

    • Chess Life Preview - April 2016

      Don't subscribe to the print issue? View the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine.  The Return of Handicap Chess Everything old is new again by GM Larry Kaufman "Just as around 1860 Paul Morphy proved so dominant over his ri... | Read More

    • Theory of Chess

      Beginner can hear many names of tactics, many variations of the main theme. It does not help much. It is nice to hear some theory from time to time, but you want to play now and you want to win immediately. Things does not go like that. After so... | Read More

    • Game is not over-Romantic story

                      Vijay pressed his temples. He came to know that he is going to lose. The blunder he had made in 23rd step left him on the edge of losing position. In just 4 or 5 steps, he is going to get ‘checkmate’. He has been think... | Read More

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    • Middlegame in Veresov

      Before my semifinal against Albin I predicted him to choose black wich would give him the spot in the final if the game went to a draw. This is the Öland Master rules, the lowrated player chooses coulor and black win if its a draw. Before I had s... | Read More

    • Chess Facts and History with Sprinkles on Top

         A long, long time ago in a Europe far, far away, there were two chesses. For an idea of what this means, imagine chess. Now, imagine another chess. What makes this other chess unique, and the whole concept more magical than a glitter-coated, ... | 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 »

  • Danish Gambit

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    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 »

  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Read More »

  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »