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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Next Week

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. It's one week until Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for, and you can watch it live nex... | Read More

  • 7 Bullet Chess Tips By Hikaru Nakamura

    Editor’s note: Hikaru Nakamura is widely considered the best speed chess player in history. A vote by titled players confirmed this last year. Nakamura will face World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the three-hour GM Blitz Ba... | Read More

  • A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke and starving, you are willing t... | Read More

  • The Player I'd Most Like to Have Met

         Throughout the history of the game, chess has produced innumerable fascinating personalities.  Some were stars, others played supporting roles.  Many of them, at least from the hazy vantage point of my clouded ... | Read More

  • The Day the Stars Came Out

                    Like a poorly rehearsed play, nothing seemed to go right.  What started out as a brilliant idea was fizzling out before everyone's eyes.   Perhaps it was ... | Read More

    • Montana State Championship 2016 - Round 5

      The final round was a very big deal for me. I knew that if I won, I was guaranteed to be at least a co-champion, and perhaps even a unitary champion. Anything less would most likely force me to wait another year to 1) make it into the Closed, and ... | Read More

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      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Getting better at the game part 4

      In my previous articles I talked about how I havn't really improved much due to procrastinating and really just not applying a good method for chess improvement.  In my previous articles I meantioned books that I had planned on studying, however,... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Sep 17, 2016
    • Easy Variation vs the Alekhine Defense

      Hello everyone, what follows is a variation for sub 2000 players to easily get a good game against the Alekhine Defense (1. e4 Nf6?!). The 1. e4 Nf6 2. Bc4 line that I propose has some sentimental value with me because it was the opening I used i... | Read More

    • Special Guest Paul Swaney for Chess^Summit

      It's been a while since I've linked a Chess^Summit post to chess.com due to some diagram issues, but this morning we had a nice post from multiple time Virginia Coach of the Year Paul Swaney that I wanted to share. To see the original post, you ca... | Read More

    • moin time moino

      i play now speed chess and later every kind chess, when i move fast in speed chess i move my man or girl so fast away i move man or my girl in chess table then when opponent thing his or her move i have my man or girl allready in the place where t... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »