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  • A Squid Plays Chess

    Chess.com member Squid22 wrote: “I played 5.Nb5 to be obnoxious. It wouldn’t be hard to make this knight move harmless (5...d6, and then I’ve just wasted a move). However, my opponent played 5...a6. That moves looks natura... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • Vladimir Kramnik And The Berlin Defense

    Before the 2000 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov, the latter had been champion since long before I started playing chess. Kasparov dominated the chess world and seemed unbeatable. I naturally assumed that he wou... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca predicted ... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More


    • World Championship Openings

      I've compiled a list of the openings played in World Championship games.     At the moment I've considered all match-style WC games since the unification of FIDE in 2006.   There were a total of 75 games played, including tiebreaks.   Op... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | May 19, 2016
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    • Chess Analytics: The Long and the Short of It

      It has been 6 years since I posted to this blog, and I thought my return should introduce something completely new and fascinating – Chess Analytics.  By that I mean the application of modern Data Science analysis to chess game data, and for th... | Read More

      • kurtgodden
      • | Apr 23, 2016
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    • Biting on Granite: Sorrows of a Bishop

      Imagine the scene in the 1970s. Sveshnikov strikes out with 5. ... e5, breaking every "positional" rule in the book.  Black's d-pawn is eternally doomed to be backward. The d5 square weak. Yet Sveshnikov set out to prove the dynamic potential of... | Read More

    • Contender Series 16

      Chess.com Online April 4, 2016  Match-Up Analysis     VS   X_PLAYER_J_X                                       ChessConure   Players Chess Knowledge High                                    ... | Read More

    • Rejoining the fight

      So, many years ago, I took chess very seriously and rose to achieve the exalted title of National Master. This was extremely beneficial as it gave my future online blitz and bullet opponents an easy comment to make after yet another horrific blund... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Taimanov Variation

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    The Taimanov Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nc6.  An equivalent move order is 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 e6.  The move order with 2...e6 is regarded as the standard move ord... Read More »