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  • Carlsen vs Karjakin: Who Will Win?

    The Candidates' Tournament 2016 is a part of chess history already. You all know the results, so there is no point to recap it again. Two popular internet memes summarize very well how the tournament will be remembered. One of them depicts Presi... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More

  • Overextending Your Pawns

    The Chess.com member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week, two or three games in a sitting. ... | Read More

  • 3 King And Pawn Endgame Tips You Must Know

    King and pawn endings are essential to every chess player's understanding of the game. Here are three practical tips when there are just kings and pawns left on the board: Try to create passed pawns. Without queening a pawn, you wo... | Read More

  • How To Use A Chess Computer

    Whether you are a Luddite or technophile, the importance of being able to successfully collaborate with a chess computer cannot be overstated. In every stage and aspect of the game — opening preparation, endgame theory, game analysis&... | Read More


    • The tenets of TRUE Christianity

      I wanted to take a few moments to give you a brief summary of the characteristics that differentiate between "true" Christianity, as opposed to "nominal" Christianity. I have put the Bible verses that support these truths in bold print. True Chr... | Read More

    • Depth and Subtlety in Rook Endings is Mind Blowing

      Resuming my study on Chess Informant's Rook Endings II, I was oustanded at the depth and logic behind a position A. Cheron published in 1944. Literally I could write every blog entry about each position in this book and fill pages upon pages.  ... | Read More

    • Notebook of My Mistakes

      Extract from "Trainer's Common Mistakes" by Adrian Mikhalchishin "Thus when a pupil analyzes his own games, he not only tries to understand the position properly, he tries to see new possibilities which he did not consider during the game and era... | Read More

    • Dipping My Toe into the Slav

      There comes a point when you're trying to learn new systems, ultimately you have to play them. In branching away from the King's Indian as Black, I've delved into Slav style structures and am finding through experience the necessity to seek active... | Read More

    • KIMPLODES--Initiative! (Part 3 of 10)

      I = Initiative. I've (no play on "I" Intended--oops, did It again) come to the conclusion that IMs and GMs recognize it when they see it, the rest of us just simplify our thinking appropriately and phrase it very simply. Thus, if my opponent is re... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Krylenko, Nikolai

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    Nikolai Krylenko (1885-1938) was a chess enthusiast responsible for persuading the Soviet government to support chess.  He was Commissar for War in the first Bolshevik government, then Commander-in-Chief of the Russian armed forces, chief pro... Read More »