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  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    GM Gserper Jan 7, 2017, 7:43 PM

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

    IM Silman Nov 3, 2016, 2:31 AM

    The Chess.com member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games...

  • The 7 Most Amazing World Championship Moves

    NM SamCopeland Nov 1, 2016, 2:09 AM

    It's every chess player's dream. With the world's eyes on you, you unleash a move so stunning, so spectacular that it stuns the audience who cannot help but audibly and theatrically gasp. In chess, the...

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  • Queen Sacrifice followed by Mate

    Nevsky1 Feb 24, 2017, 1:43 PM

    Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.  J.M.Barrie       

  • Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl "Opera Game"

    nish924b Feb 22, 2017, 5:13 AM

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 (4... dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Nxe5) 5. Qxf3 (5. gxf3) This is probably not bad idea but if did king side castling, f-file would be open. 5... dxe5 6. Bc4...

  • Attacking basics

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 6:42 AM

    Attacking chess is one of the most exciting ,fabulous and aweosme things .There are many players like Bobby Fischer,Michail Tal,Mary gave us alot of nice games which gives us th taste of attacking chess.Here in...

  • Adolf Anderssen and his rare defeat.

    C_chess_T Feb 16, 2017, 3:49 AM

    Adolf Anderssen didn’t take the queen sacrifice and lost the game! https://youtu.be/s0lQiriBmis #chess, Adolf Anderssen - Max Lange, chess traps in the opening Ruy Lopez, chess for beginners.

  • Dragons topple League-leading Towers with brilliancies from Razvan & Bindi

    TorontoDragons Feb 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    OK, truth to be told, we were a bit apprehensive about this one.  The London Towers were leading the whole League in the number of games won (we were back in 4th place tied with Marseille).  Britain has an annual...

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  • Chess Week - Overview

    Atomic_Rift Feb 16, 2017, 5:15 PM

    Hello ARC! Atomic_Rift here and today I want to tell you about the upcoming "Chess Week" as I call it. As an online chess club and as your leader, I feel that it is my duty to provide for you not just Team Matches...

  • First Round Final Standings

    chessguy1012 Feb 13, 2017, 3:19 PM

                 The first round of the world wide league of teams has come to an end. The first round was filled with action, the Chess Dominators took on the King Crushers, the game chessguy1012 vs. SusannaMarks was...

  • Nakamura, MVL Among Gibraltar Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Jan 30, 2017, 5:08 PM

    It took a week, but the cream has risen to the top at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Since our last report in round four, some of the pretenders have fallen off after angering the gods of chess. Photo...

  • Carlsen, Aronian Win; Join Wei In Final-Round Chase

    NM SamCopeland Jan 28, 2017, 1:29 PM

    The penultimate round in Tata Steel featured plenty of action and set up an even more tense final day tomorrow. The premier match today was between Wesley So (clear first) and Wei Yi (clear second), but that game...

  • Falkeer Counter-gambit

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 10:14 AM

    Falkbeer Counter-Gambit 2 . . . d5 This move was already mentioned in our oldest sources on the King’s Gambit, but, being judged primarily on the recapture on d5 with the queen, it received little attention at the...

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