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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Czytaj więcej

  • Memorializing Alekhine in Style

    It’s been several decades since the last time Paris has been the site of a top-tier chess tournament. The French city of Lyon played host to Kasparov’s title defense match against Karpov in 1990, but other than that, nobody here can se... | Czytaj więcej

  • A rare Continuation in French Opening

    Some time ago I showed a game where I got the initiative in the early middle game: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-showcase/better-piece-play-and-a-pawn-storm-worked-well-together Very nice! you may think, but why mentioning it again? Well,... | Czytaj więcej

  • Chess Olympiad 2012: Spirit of Champions

    In Part II I described a rather tough period for our team: we made three draws. This allowed China to take the lead by one match point. What could we hope for? Win all our matches, while China loses at least a point? This scenario was not very lik... | Czytaj więcej

  • Study Plan: Beyond the Basics!

    Target Skill Range: Total Beginner (Rated 0-1000) Improve your chess and learn how to better use Chess.com! Activities: Review the Rules Play Your First Live Games Solve Three Tactics Problems - Using "Tactics Trainer" Start a Turn-ba... | Czytaj więcej


    • A message to all low rated and poor chess players.

      When I started chess.com I was not a very good player. In my live games I did very poorly losing like 600 points in standard, bullet, and blitz. But I wanted a good rating on my standard rating. On one day I got online and I was DETERMINED to get ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Late New Year's Chess Resolutions & Two Games

      I just went through the new year's resolutions I had blogged back in 2010, and sadly realized I haven't made much progress, really. In fact, I guess it would be fair to say my level of practical level has actually declined. The biggest factors wer... | Czytaj więcej

    • Is chess.com thinking & deciding on your behalf?

      Just think about it. If you want to watch a live game (Live Chess) chess.com decided for you, that you want to watch what they decided is the top game. No options given. If you want to choose a different game or to follow a series of games betwee... | Czytaj więcej

      • Sir-Galahad
      • | 22 gru 2014
      • | 186 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • The Hunger Games

      The diagram below is a classic example of a Chess Live Games that you can analyze or even improve it. The opening I used here is the King's Knight and then later on make some variations or adjustments depending on the movements of the opponent. NO... | Czytaj więcej

    • Players who disconnect when loosing

      I wonder if there are some place to report people who Disconnect when loosing? This happens every day in live games! Why can't they just resign?? | Czytaj więcej

      • J-J-M
      • | 14 gru 2014
      • | 721 odsłon
      • | 30 komentarzy

Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

    • Przeczytano 1561 razy
    • | Przeczytano 1561 razy

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

    • Przeczytano 35 razy
    • | Przeczytano 35 razy

    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... Czytaj więcej »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

    • Przeczytano 25 razy
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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Czytaj więcej »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Czytaj więcej »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Czytaj więcej »