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    • Watch Chess App Brings Grandmasters to Your Wrist

      Editor's Note: I published this review on Chess.com a few days ago, but it has since vanished from my blog. I am assuming it was the victim of a server problem.   I love discovering new chess apps and web services! Recently as I was looking for... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen

      For people with a similar name, see Magnus Carlsson (disambiguation) and Magnus Karlsson (disambiguation). Magnus Carlsen Carlsen in 2012 Full name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen Country Norway Born 30 November 1990(age 25)Tønsberg, Vestfold, Nor... | Read More

    • Looking Back - The 2006 Wisconsin State Championship

      Hi Chess Friends,  I recently passed the 10 year mark since one of the formative moments of my chess career. Over memorial day weekend 2006 I somehow snuck my way into winning the Wisconsin State Championship. I was far from the strongest player... | Read More

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    • 4th ICC Blitz Open

                        4th ICC Blitz Open:              The Strongest Online Tournament                             Hi Chess friends,                            Yesterday ki... | Read More

    • Mac and Chess: Still Such a Sad State?

      I never imagined when I wrote The Sad State of Chess on Mac in January of last year that it would become one of the most popular articles in the blog’s history. I wrote the entry in response to my personal frustrations with trying to run Chessba... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... 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 »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »