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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: 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! Activities: Review the Rules Play Your First Live Games Solve Three Tactics Problems - Using "Tactics Trainer" Start a Turn-ba... | 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
      • | 342 odsłon
      • | 18 komentarzy
    • Tilt, Learning Plateau & Future Resolutions

      A couple of months ago I seemingly got stuck at the 97-98th percentile of correspondence chess. This frustrated me and I lost 100 rating points quite quickly. After recovering about 50 points I decided the reason I reached a plateau was that corre... | Czytaj więcej

      • simplydt
      • | 21 lis 2014
      • | 182 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Tactics from my live games :5

      here is the game. I loose on time, but many tactics involved in the game How should white get away from check?  r1b1kbnr/pp3ppp/4p3/3pP3/1q1P4/1P6/P4PPP/RN1QKBNR w KQkq - 0 9  Why is the text move in the game wrong? After ....QxQ what shou... | Czytaj więcej

    • Tactics from my live games :4

      I win a pawn and a exchange in this position, in the following game. How? | Czytaj więcej

    • Tactics from my live games :3

      This game,i lost my queen early in the game. My opponent had known this trap, which i didnt. But later on in the game, he kept on makimg mistakes and i was ahead by a piece and he resigned.... he is up by queen, but he keeps on making mistakes, ... | Czytaj więcej

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • Przeczytano 1561 razy
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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Czytaj więcej »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

    • Przeczytano 25 razy
    • | Przeczytano 25 razy

    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 »