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  • Say "Hello!" to Chess.com Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Introducing the New Chess.com (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • 3 Fun Chess Stories

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  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | Read More


    • How to be a Muscular, Tactical God!

      Becoming a good chess tactician is a lot like going to the gym – Going to the gym with the goal of transforming from a thin  and wirey guy, to a guy with a buff and muscular physique. What is required? If we are to remove all of the marketi... | Read More

    • Grobbed of Victory: Not pulling the Trigger

      Is there a greater tragedy in Chess than ruining a great position? Almost a crime against Chess. One spends move after moving improving the position, building pressure, but failing to pull the trigger at the right time.   Lessons to be learnt f... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense -Dragon Variation

      Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation[edit] 5...g6 introduces the famous "Dragon" variation of the Sicilian defence. While the general themes are easy to understand, the Dragon is a very sharp line with immense amounts of established theory. Against ... | Read More

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    • My profiles so far

      the original pi  -  a classic I was in the mood for some christmas pi a neon green pi to confuse people about whether I'm logged on or not ...and, of course, the ultimate yoda pi I felt like continuing the star wars pi theme | Read More

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    • The 1st Youth Chess Composing Challenge

      The first competition in the frames of 59th WCCC (announced January 31st) will be devoted to youngest chess composers (born 1998 and after). TheYCCC consists of three thematic tourneys (#2, h#2 and endgames), with 5 months time for composing. Th... | Read More


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  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Opposition

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    Opposition is a common theme in end-games.Following is an example of opposition: Read More »

  • Ballet

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    The first ballet with a chess theme was Ballet des Echecs, performed for Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France.  A ballet called Checkmate, composed by Sir Arthur Bliss and choreographed by Ninette de Valois in 1937, was performed at the Paris World Ex... Read More »

  • Philately

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    The first philatelic item, a chess cancellation, appeared on a German envelope in 1923.  The first postage stamp depicting a chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947 on the occasion of the Balkan games.  Over 140 countries have issued ... Read More »

  • Art

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    There are at least 20 paintings called "Checkmate."  The first known painting depicting a chess game is kept at the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, Sicily.  It is dated before 1200.  It shows two Arabs seated on the ground w... Read More »