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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • The Best Moves Never Played - Calculation 2

    Similarly to classic works of literature, chess games played by World Champions should be studied for the general understanding of how chess ideas evolved over time. There are so many games played by them that sometimes one wonders where to study.... | Read More

  • Chess in Alaska

    A funny thing happened on the way back to Serbia this year. I flew in to Budapest because tickets there were cheaper than to Belgrade. After spending a night there, I got on the train south and east to Novi Sad. I went into a cabin which had two o... | Read More

  • "Mag-Town" Takes World To "Ouch-Town"!

    by IM Daniel Rensch To start this "post game review" off right, I would first like to say that I had a lot of fun broadcasting this match, G-Star Raw's World Chess Challenge, Magnus Carlsen vs the World, for all of you here on Chess.com/TV! Ever... | Read More

    • e4 or d4?

      I recently read a thread where someone asked the age old question whether to play 1. e4 or 1. d4. Personally, I have wrestled with this question time in and time out because being the ambitious chess player I was, I wanted to play the opening that... | Read More

    • Bumblings In Blindfold Chess

      Blindfold chess is becoming quite trendy these days. GM Timur Gareyev has been a big promoter of the discipline and is ramping up for a blindfold world record attempt. Currently, FM Marc Lang holds the record at 46 boards (played in 2011... | Read More

    • Just checking

      P Posting pictures every now and again just helps to keep us real and i HOPE a little reminder to those who continuously accuse every woman of being a man that women DO come here and DO love chess! No, not going to name names of those of the cl... | Read More

    • got another one....

      NEW GAME (1485097514) - chucklindsay1986 vs. iwant2improve (15 10 rated) (win: 8, draw: 0, loss: -8) iwant2improve: go Chess Therapy is live on ChessTV! Catch GM Melik Khachiyan and JD Cannon as they instruct and entertain! www.chess.com/tv chu... | Read More

    • A tale of a tournament: Seattle City Championship Day 1

      It was the first Seattle Weekend Swiss of the year, and there was plenty of fake drama. Writes Joseph Truelson:.......... Joseph didn't know what to play. His opponent had a seemingly won game. Like he had done so many times before, he had blunde... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Evergreen Game

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    Adolf Anderssen was a great tactician and attacker, and was arguably one of the best players of his time. In this game against Dufresne in Berlin,1852, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm Stei... Read More »

  • AIPE

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    The Association Internationale de la Presse Echiqueenne (AIPE) was the International Association of Chess Journalists.  It was an organization of chess journalists founded in 1967 by Jordi Puig (1928-1989) of Barcelona, Spain. AIPE awarded the Ch... Read More »