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  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle. Usually you’ll see these... | Read More

  • Are You A Giant Of Positional Chess?

    In our article last year, we talked about how to improve your positional chess. Today, I want to give you an opportunity to test your strategic skills. The game we'll use for our quiz is quite remarkable. Anatoly Karpov is... | Read More

  • School Chess Fails PR Test

    Boris Gelfand’s musings in a recent interview on the benefits of children playing chess for its own sake - “Only a fraction will play professionally, but the rest will acquire the skill of strategic planning and the habit of thinking, ... | Read More

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More


    • Overcoming The Threat Of Failure

      by HJS Roger Bannister, the British runner who was the first to run a mile in less than four minutes, said, "Failure is as exciting to watch as success, provided the effort is absolutely genuine and complete. But the spectators fail to understand... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Aug 25, 2016
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    • How can you win against stronger opponents?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9,  Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day... | Read More

    • Do You Know Your Opening's Main Ideas?: The Classical Dutch Defense

      I've had many a student suggest that they want to change their opening repetoire. They usually state some reason such as: "it's just not my style". When I was a new teacher I'd go along with their request and teach them about this new opening they... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 24, 2016
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    • My interview with Alina l'Ami

      —   Alina l'Ami is a professional chess player well known in the chess world because, beside being a strong player (she holds the IM and the WGM titles), she works as a correspondent for Chessbase.com writing interesting tournaments reports f... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | Aug 23, 2016
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    • The Baku Chess Olympiad: Africans In View

      With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, Chess.com Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according t... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »

  • Dreev, Alexei

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    Alexei (Alexey) Sergeevich Dreev is a Russian Grandmaster (1990) who was World Under-16 champion (1983-84).  He began to play and study chess at age 6.  In 1986, he won the USSR Junior Championship.  He was European Junior Champion ... Read More »