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    • Top Ten Chess Players Who Never Won a World Championship Created: Sunday, January 15, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A list of the top ten chess players who came up just short in their bids for the world chess championship.
    • A Guide to Chess Titles Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An overview of the different titles awarded by national and international chess federations." itemprop="description"> Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A rundown of the 2013 World Chess Championship cycle." itemprop="description">
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    • Five Famous Television Chess Moments Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A list of five famous chess scenes from popular television shows." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A look at Hope Chess, a term for a particular thought process used by some chess players that was coined by Dan Heisman." itemprop="description">>
    • Levon Aronian Created: Friday, August 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A profile of the famous chess player and grandmaster, Levon Aronian.
    • Chess Clock Created: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Chess games are often timed, especially in tournament play. This is done through the use of a device which contains two attached clocks, known as a chess clock. By pressing a button on their side o...
    • Illegal Moves Created: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A discussion of illegal moves in chess, such as leaving your king in check.
    • Popular Chess Variants Created: Sunday, January 25, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A list of popular chess variants, with basic explanations of their rules of play.
    • Simultaneous Exhibitions Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A look at simultaneous exhibitions in chess, events when one strong player takes on many opponents at the same time." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A look at the Swiss system, a popular tournament structure in chess." itemprop="description"> Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A look at the famous knight's tour, a sequence of knight moves that cover every square on a chessboard." itemprop="description"> Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A complete guide on how to play chess, including the basic rules of chess.
    • World Chess Champions Created: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A list of the world chess champions throughout chess history.
    • The Relative Value of the Pieces Created: Sunday, September 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how much each piece is worth in chess, from the pawn to the queen and king.
    • When (and Where) to Castle Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A quick guide to choosing when and where to castle during a chess game.
    • Ten Basic Checkmates to Know Created: Saturday, December 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.
    • Quick Tip: What Does "Trading Pieces" Mean? Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What does it mean to trade pieces in chess?
    • Top 10 Holiday Chess Gifts Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A look at some of the best Christmas and holiday gift ideas for the chess players in your life.
    • Class Prizes and Under Prizes in Chess Tournaments Created: Sunday, November 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A guide to understanding how chess prizes are awarded in most tournaments, including the difference between class prizes and under prizes.
    • Viswanathan Anand: My Career (Volumes 1 + 2) Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A review of the ChessBase DVDs "Viswanathan Anand: My Career," Volumes 1 and 2.
    • Skewer Created: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A tactic in which a valuable piece is attacked and forced to move, leaving a less valuable piece vulnerable to capture.
    • Quick Tip: Be Efficient Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      In chess, it's important to make each move do as much as possible for your position.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1940-1949 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      World War II slowed down the chess world in the 1940s, but the great players kept playing. Find out who the best players of the decade were.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1930-1939 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The top chess players of the 1930s included four future, current, and past World Champions, all of whom had moments of glory during the decade.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1920-1929 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The 1920s saw a changing of the guard in the world of chess. Here are the top five players who played in that decade.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1910-1919 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about the top five chess players of the 1910s, including several World Champions and other top contenders.
    • 2014 Candidates Tournament Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The 2014 Candidates Tournament was won by Viswanathan Anand, who earned the right to challenge for the World Chess Championship.
    • How to Set Up a Chess Board Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      How to correctly place the board and pieces at the start of a chess game.
    • The Most Common Chess Openings Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      A list of the most common chess openings.
    • What Was Toiletgate? Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      An overview of the infamous Toiletgate incident during the 2006 World Chess Championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov.
    • Famous Historical Chess Tournaments Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      A list of some of the most important tournaments in chess history.

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