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  • Better Than Ratings:'s New 'CAPS' System

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.'s Computer Accuracy & Precision Score (or CAPS) is a... | Read More

  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4 school year at Spring Hill College ... | Read More

  • The Fastest Way To Improve Your Chess

    I bet most of our readers have heard the overused cliche, "Chess is 99% tactics." This catchy phrase underlines the importance of calculation in chess, but is chess really 99% tactics? Well, it depends. The chess competition betwe... | Read More

  • The Time-Trouble Blues

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.” J... | Read More

  • The Magic Square In Chess

    Mikhail Tal was known not only for his fierce attacks and beautiful sacrifices but also for his amusing stories that made even non-chess-players smile. We discussed one such story in this article. Here is another anecdote&... | Read More

    • Square Off. The next big thing in the world of chess.

      All the chess lovers would agree that the joy of playing chess on a real board is unparalleled. But what if your friends and family, or at least the ones who love the game as much as you, are miles away and there’s no one around to sit across th... | Read More

      • SquareOff
      • | Oct 24, 2016
    • Unusual Motifs in The Kan

      This post in the Kan series will cover less common ideas that are occasionally employed in games. First game: Introduces h5 idea for Black, white quickly errors and black takes advantage. Second game: A Quick f5-g4 flank attack by white and a ... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Oct 24, 2016
    • Nakamura vs Carlsen preview before Bullet Match

      Are you ready for the ultimate blitz challenge between the top 2 blitz players of the world?Yes,the match is coming near and we are all excited to watch ot on 27th October.Carlsen is definitely the favourite between the two but Nakamura is not goi... | Read More

    • Free Will, Predestination, and Chess

      I've been waiting to advance. I'm stuck on the second rank, defending all the major players in the game. There's not much else to do in life when you are stuck in this position. Tell me, do you believe in free will?  Someone once explained God ... | Read More

      • vaperchess
      • | Oct 23, 2016
    • How to Play Boring Chess

      Hi Chess Players, Lots of people are calling the way I play chess boring (actually just Mr_Penings). I'm going to show everyone how to play boring chess. White Openings: - c3 Sicilian (not boring, but everyone thinks it is for some strange rea... | Read More

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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    • | 19 Reads

    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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    • | 106 Reads

    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 »