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  • How To Avoid Hanging Stuff

    The Chess.com member KayOneM asked about the pros and cons of his games and how he can improve his play. He also mentioned that “in some positional games, when I don’t have any tactics or tricky attack, I don’t know how to improv... | Read More

  • Dancing With Yourself

    When I look at games played by 1500-rated players and below, I see many weaknesses, but one is almost ubiquitous: both players are, more or less, dancing with themselves. What this means is that a player decides to do this or that, he might calcul... | Read More

  • Opening Failures And How to Avoid Them

    The Chess.com member yoavb2 said: “I read your ‘How to Reassess Your Chess 4th’ but fail in the opening, which makes me start with a disadvantage. How can I fix it?” ANSWER:  I looked at several of your games (whil... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Blunders

    Blundering in chess is one of the worst feelings that we experience while playing the royal game. A well-played strategic masterpiece can be completely spoiled with a single careless move. Anyone, including the very best... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Solve Tactics

    The best way to improve your tactical skill is through practice; the more you solve, the stronger you'll become. If you're not sure how to go about solving tactics, this three step guide is for you: First, look at all the possible checks ... | Read More


    • Improve Your Chess - Tactics

          Hi all! In this series of blogs I am going to offer my advice on how to improve your chess! Today I'd like to focus on the tactical part of chess.  "Chess is 99 percent tactics". - Teichmann The above quote is of course debatable and ra... | Read More

    • The Secrets Behind the Sicilian Defense

      After the positive feedback of last week’s YouTube webinar, I agreed to do another webinar for you guys, this time on understanding the Sicilian Defense. According to Vishy Anand, the Sicilian Defense is one of the two openings, serious chess ... | Read More

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    • Checkmate! Mate in two puzzles

      Hi everyone! Today I will be presenting checkmate in two moves puzzles This are fun, tricky tactics from one of my favorite chess books: 303 tricky chess tactics. Enjoy!   Puzzle #1     Puzzle #2     Puzzle #3   Puzzle #4      ... | Read More

    • A Club Player's Life

      For this blog post, I would like to share with you some games featuring club players. Through these games, we can learn about some typical mistakes at the amateur level, how to punish them and how to avoid them. Furthermore, when we are trying to... | Read More

    • Pattern-Recognition in Chess and Two Nice Studies

      Solving tactics has two effects on your game, both positive. Firstly, your brain is somehow quicker in calculation; the more tactics you do, the easier calculation gets. The second positive effect is that your long-term memory gets a hold of commo... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... Read More »

  • Invite your friends and party

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    Do you like chess? Well of course you do! Why else would you be on this website? So if you have friends who like chess why not invite them over for a chess party?  Set up some boards and have your friends play eachother.  Set up puzzles for each... Read More »

  • OVERLOADCHESS 222

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    Sometimes a chess piece is overloaded by having more than one defensive job to do. The overworked piece can be exploited by capturing one of the pieces it is defending or occupying a square it is defending forcing it to leave its other defensive ... Read More »

  • decoy

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    Chess games many times are won and lost because of a single tactical move. One of the most common tactics that you will see in any chess game is the decoy. The decoy in chess is finding a poisoned square that your opponent would never want to g... Read More »

  • What You Need to Know Well as a Beginner

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    The Tactics! If you are directed to the wrong page from my profile,please go back. Forks A fork is basically when one piece attacks two. Skewer When one piece attacks a more valuable piece and then a less valuable piece behind it. Pawns can't... Read More »