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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Chess 101: One Opponent At A Time

    Unless you’re playing a simultaneous exhibition, you’re most likely only going to be playing one person at a time. That’s assuming that you don’t have to beat yourself as well as your opponent. How many times have you sat... | Read More

  • Can You Understand These Positions?

    This article is about four interesting positions. Much of this is moderately advanced to very advanced, so hold onto your hats and see if you can meet the storm head-on! I've also discovered some incredible tactical possibilities in one of ... | Read More

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the chess board; that is one of the... | Read More

  • The New Chess.com (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of Chess.com is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

    • Fun Chess at Redmond High School chess club

      There have been many blog posts lately, each player writing about their own experiences with openings. Here is mine. When I go to Redmond High School chess club, I often play Daniel He, Samuel He, or Anshul. We all know that the He brothers ar... | Read More

    • Welcome to my blog!

      Helle friends and chess players! Welcome to my blog page. This blog is for the chess tips and chess puzzles and all about good music. Have fun and thank you for the support     | Read More

    • The often cruel nature of hard puzzles

      Everyone who has spent any time trying to improve at chess has invariable run across the instruction that first claims chess is 99% tactics followed by advocating tactics to improve your chess playing strength.  I certainly agree.  This often wo... | Read More

      • bunkerputt
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Think Chess

      A new chess website was born! A cute and unique collections of chess puzzles.  Visit here: http://thinkchess.jimdo.com/ | Read More

    • Two Puzzles

      Both are mate in 5. | Read More

      • Pro7777
      • | Oct 13, 2016

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Puzzles

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    some good puzzles   oh and for the one above there are other variations some including interesting mates Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Loyd, Sam

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    Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the most famous American chess composer.  He was 14 when his first chess problem was published by a New York newspaper.  As a 16 year old, he served with Paul Morphy as a contributor to Chess Monthly.  When ... Read More »