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A Brief History of Chess

In this TED-Ed video, trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today. Continue reading


Magnus Carlsen vs Bill Gates

Here’s the game notation: Gates, Bill – Carlsen, Magnus 0–1 B00 London, Blitz – 2 min vs 30 sec 22.01.2014 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Nc3 Qh5 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Ne5?! 8.hxg4 Nfxg4 9.Nxe5?? Qh2# 0–1

Chess Movies on Netflix

If you have Netflix, then I wanted to let you know about two movies and two documentaries that are available to watch. Queen to Play The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), … Continue reading

Study Main Lines

IM Andrew Martin suggests beginning players study the main lines of openings — NOT quick fixes, shortcuts, and opening “systems.” Here’s his video on the Ruy Lopez (C99) using a game from Corus 2005 between Peter Leko as white and Lazaro Bruzon as black. Continue reading

Chess TV Episodes #365 and #366

Well, I’m a bit behind posting some things and I apologize for that. I’ve been getting over a nasty cold as well as being super busy. I’m back and will be posting a few things today to catch up. The first post will be two episodes of Chess TV. The one from last week (#365) … Continue reading

Chess TV Episode #364

Here is this week’s Chess TV (episode #364). This week does not have a chess opening school segment. There is the Chess Puzzle , Chess and Machiavelli, Chess artifacts from the middle ages, and of course this week’s world chess news.