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July 26, 2014

Your one-stop daily resource for all the chess that's fit to print.

Book ReviewBook Review
July 23, 2014

Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by Dejan Bojkov

One of the most original King's Indian repertoire books.

The Skittles RoomThe Skittles Room
July 2, 2014

Health Benefits of Playing Chess by Riley Merkel

Check out these seven surprising benefits.

Endgame StudyEndgame Study #913
July 26, 2014

V. Rudenko, 1956

Openings teach you openings. Endings teach you chess.

From the ArchivesFrom the Archives
July 20, 2014

Mind Sports Olympiad, London by Alexander Baburin

King walks are fun to watch, provided that this it is not your king.

Video SpotlightVideo Spotlight
July 26, 2014

Checkmate Champion

What it takes to be a national champion.

Step by StepStep by Step: Tactics
July 23, 2014

Designed to test and improve your chess skills.


Chess Evolution by Arkadij NaiditschChess Evolution
by Arkadij Naiditsch
July 26, 2014

Hou Yifan is very close to entering the Top 100.

The Puzzling Side of Chess by Jeff CoakleyThe Puzzling Side of Chess
by Jeff Coakley
July 26, 2014

More puzzles involving multiple queens and the solution for the ultimate problem.

Pando Random by Bruce PandolfiniPando's Ten-Pack
by Bruce Pandolfini
July 23, 2014

Like many chess teachers, I tend to show plenty of tactics.

Past Pieces by Olimpiu G. UrcanPast Pieces
by Olimpiu G. Urcan
July 23, 2014

The world's archives have yet to be thoroughly scoured.

CC Chronicles by Bo BredenhofCC Chronicles
by Bo Bredenhof
July 23, 2014

Seeing new risks and opportunities in one's games is very rewarding.

Inside ChessInside Chess
July 19, 2014

Jules Welling interviews Viktor Kortchnoi.

Endgame Corner by Karsten MüllerEndgame Corner
by Karsten Müller
July 16, 2014

The knight is a tactical piece, so concrete calculation is often called for.

Novice Nook by Dan HeismanNovice Nook
by Dan Heisman
July 16, 2014

I would like to illustrate some aspects of piece coordination.

An Arbiter's Notebook by Geurt GjissenAn Arbiter's Notebook
by Geurt Gijssen
July 16, 2014

Some Articles in the Laws of Chess have to be announced in advance.

The Kibitzer by Tim HardingThe Kibitzer
by Tim Harding
July 9, 2014

What are the oldest chess leagues in the world?

The Instructor by Mark DvoretskyThe Instructor
by Mark Dvoretsky
July 9, 2014

Fighting when one of the players has a minimal advantage.

Everyman Ebook CafeEveryman Ebook Cafe
by Everyman Chess
July 9, 2014

The extraordinary aspect of the Accelerated Dragon is its simplicity.

ChessBase CafeChessBase Cafe
by Mark Donlan
July 5, 2014

The use of UCI chess engines in Fritz and ChessBase.

Chess Mazes by Bruce AlberstonChess Mazes
by Bruce Alberston
July 5, 2014

You know the capture at h8 is coming.

The Openings Explained by Abby MarshallThe Openings Explained
by Abby Marshall
July 2, 2014

Abby explores the Bishop's Opening for both White and Black.

Opening Lanes by Gary LaneOpening Lanes
by Gary Lane
July 2, 2014

Gary investigates the Schmid Benoni and the Colorado Gambit.

Checkpoint by Carsten HansenCheckpoint
by Carsten Hansen
July 2, 2014

The author needed to give more thought to his intended audience.

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