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  • Who Loved These Knight Moves?

    When we analyzed "An Opening Line For Masters" last week, I chose GM Igor Zaitsev as our opening guide for a reason. It is difficult to name another chess player who introduced that many absolutely paradoxical opening novelties. Today ... | Read More

  • Surprise Mating Attacks

         The following is a reprint of a charming article composed by Al Horowitz in "Chess Review," Nov. 1953. Of course, this version has been updated to Algebraic Notation with the digital supplanting the physical. Al Horow... | Read More

  • 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

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More


    • #38 Raleigh Chess Club vs UNC Chess Club

      << #37 Phi Kappa Blaca LXII -- #39 ?? >> Tournament #38 : UNC Chess Club vs Raleigh Chess Club (10/27,30/92) UNC Chess Club/Raleigh Chess Club TD: Robert Singletary Section: Team Match Time control: ?? Crosstable Link This was my firs... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Feb 13, 2016
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    • Naka,Vishy and Alexei!

      Nakamura won the opening blitz in Zurich.He was off to a flier with 3/3 and a draw in the next round meant almost the tournament.That's what he exactly did although Shirov had a lucky escape.Naka displayed exactly why he is one of the best blitz p... | Read More

    • 2400 Play Chess Tournament Under One Roof!

      Just over a month ago, the South African Juniors Chess Championship was organized by the Chess Western Province of South Africa, under the ospices of The South African Chess Federation, and the tournament held at the University of Cape Town Hall i... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Feb 12, 2016
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    • My Path to FM - Week 3 (Part 1)

      Click here for "the plan"   I'm doing this week's blog early and in two parts.  This part will focus on my training efforts for the week.  Part 2 will come out on Sunday and will cover the tournament I'm playing in on Saturday.   This will... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • Chess Endgame Strategy: Active Rooks & Faster Pawns!

      Readers of this blog will know how much I emphasise attacking chess and being aggressive in  your chess playing style, so some might find it surprising that in this article I highly recommend a deep study of chess endgame strategy. Throughout ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • China

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    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »

  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »