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  • Bluffing In Chess

    Pictures of a chess board and chess pieces are very popular in ads for banks, insurance companies and similar businesses. The companies want to underline their wisdom and strategic thinking. Unlike dice, cards, and other games of ch... | Read More

  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There are many parallels between chess... | Read More

  • Amateur vs. World Champion

    Once upon a time, Alexander Roshal, who was the chief editor of the famous Soviet weekly "64," called Mikhail Tal and asked for some original material for his publication. Tal answered that he would be happy to help his old friend and told ... | Read More

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking. So before I go spending the m... | Read More

  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right? Not only do you think your cit... | Read More


    • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Move 9: Continuing Play After the Opening

      (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) Pafu summarizes: "The Beginner's Game is a fixed position reached after eight moves." ...But what about after those eight moves... | Read More

      • chuff
      • | Sep 26, 2016
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    • 5TH BUDAPEST CHESS HOLIDAY AT 24-30 OCTOBER 2016

      24-30 October 2016 Budapest, Hungary   Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission of improving their skills and expl... | Read More

    • The Blunder Games - Two Players Survive!

      For my first blog post, I'm going over a game I should have won but only drew, luckily. However, it was a great game, and that's the point of playing chess: to have a great time. The reason why I didn't win the chess game is because of to many blu... | Read More

    • A Hole On d4

      This game should be instructive for players rated 1200-1800.  The analysis is in text, rather than countless variations.  I tried to honestly explain my thoughts during the game, rather than providing post mortem explanations that won't ... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Sep 26, 2016
      • | 324 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Scotch Gambit success

      Hi, I was just hoping to share with the players of chess.com, that the scotch gambit works great in blitz! I won two games easily with it! | Read More

      • LLCA123
      • | Sep 25, 2016
      • | 68 views
      • | 0 comments

Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • List of chess variants

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    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order, game objective, etc.; addition... Read More »