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  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • A Shark In A Rating Tank

    The Chess.com member jyuvaraj asks: "I’m a beginner. I wish to improve my game. I’m currently reading the step-by-step method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden. Will that help? What else should I do to improve? I’m also ... | Read More

  • When A Game Is Many Games

    The Chess.com member te_amo (from Kolkata, India) asked me to point out his weakness in his games. He said: “I undergo no sort of professional training, and I aspire to be over 2000 someday.” Mr. te_amo, the fact is that people start... | Read More

  • Korchnoi The Chess Psychologist

    The death of GM Viktor Korchnoi is a huge loss for chess. I am not going to repeat the obvious facts that he was the strongest chess player who never became the world champion or tell you about his enormous chess heritage. There are thousands... | Read More

    • Players moving too fast in "turn based games"

      I just started playing my first "turn based game". I am playing with a 3 day time control. What baffles me is how swiftly my opponent is playing. Quite frankly, I am playing almost as fast because I, in my opinion, am taking full advantage of his ... | Read More

      • tubebender
      • | Jul 24, 2016
    • tactics

      To improve in chess a good strategy and tactic is vital.Some of the tactics include: Forking  unsound sacrifice  pawn promotion  calculation  simplification  defend endgame  skewer smoothened mate  double mate  sacrifice decoy ... | Read More

      • sailorwind
      • | Jul 24, 2016
    • Portugal Chess Summer - good beach and nice chess!

      If you want something different for your vacation, try Portugal Chess Festival this summer! A number of consecutive tournaments around the country with the emphasis on both chess and familly holidays - heartily recommended! Portugal Chess Festiva... | Read More

    • Move Over, Magnus!

      19-year-old phenom Magnus Carlsen now sits astride the world rankings at an impressive 2826 after his latest success - an undefeated 7.5-2.5 at the King's Tournament in Rumania this past May (average rating: 2740). Despite this, he may already be... | Read More

      • johngrefe
      • | Jul 20, 2016
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    • CHESS TV's "Dish" with DOGGERS!

      [Blog History]         As members of this site and fans of chess, in general, chances are many of you are familiar with the name “Peter Doggers.” Born October 9, 1975 in the Netherlands, and having become ... | Read More

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 »

  • 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 »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Pawn

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    • | 45 Reads

    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »