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Play Online Chess and Assure Your Success
Welcome to the ultimate online chess learning resource! Never played chess before but would like to learn? Need to brush up on your strategy? All your needs from chess beginner to confident pro!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/

Rules
Learn Chess Rules In Minutes
Learn chess rules in a flash. Nail down the rules and the object of chess. Soon you can enjoy playing the greatest game on earth.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-rules.html

Search Basic Chess Rules FAQ or Ask Your Own
Welcome to the basic chess rules FAQ. These are the most frequently asked chess questions known to man. And if you don't find your question here just ask it I will answer promptly.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/basic-chess-rules.html

Get Up to Speed with Your Chess Glossary Index
Find out what all that chess jargon means in the Chess Glossary Index. You'll never have to smile and nod again wondering what those chess brainiacs are talking about with their zugzwang, counterplay or triangulation.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-glossary.html

Nail Your Chess Notation to the Wall
Some people think chess notation is confusing but it's not really. There are a couple of main systems but only one you really need to know. And they're all dead simple. Nail it today.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-notation.html

Chess Basics - Speedy Tutorial on the Moves
Learn chess basics like how to move the pieces. It's the easiest thing in the world. Get ready to play your first game today.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-basics.html

Share Your Best Chess Moves Here
Do you know some great opening chess moves that can win a piece early? Tricky little maneuvers that can catch the other guy unaware? What little trick works for you time and time again? Tell us more!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-moves.html

Learn The Pawn Moves For Chess
Chess pawn moves described right here with diagrams and replayers. First thing to do if you're starting on the road to learn chess.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/pawn-moves.html

Learn The Knight Moves For Chess
Knight moves explained in the finest of detail. Using diagrams and replayers you will discover the ways of the knight and where this piece fits into the chess family.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/knight-moves.html

Take the Knight Tour Eight by Eight Style
The Knight Tour has confounded and intrigued over the centuries. It has captured the imagination of chess enthusiasts and esteemed mathematicians alike. For everyone else it's a fun challenge.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/knight-tour.html

Learn The Bishop Moves For Chess
The bishop moves around the board on light squares or dark but never both. Come see why a bishop pair can be really powerful in the right hands.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/bishop-moves.html

Learn The Rook Moves For Chess
Rook moves in mysterious ways for chess. Actually not really. Get a load of how this chess powerhouse takes control of open files and ranks. Working together two rooks form a battery threatening shock and awe.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/rook-moves.html

Learn The Queen Moves For Chess
Queen moves explained in the simplest terms. Understand the devastating trail of destruction you can leave in your wake through expert handling of the queen.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/queen-moves.html

Learn The King Moves For Chess
King moves are like queen moves in terms of direction but not in terms of scope. Learn how the central character in chess makes his way around the board.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/king-moves.html

Strategy
Hot Chess Strategy To Get the Edge
Get your chess strategy nailed down right now. If you're going to be the top dog down the club you have to get the jump on your opponents.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-strategy.html

Share Your Chess Strategies with the Community
Do you have top chess strategies or handy tips to increase success over the board. Or maybe you're hunting for tips yourself. Share the knowledge around, upload your tips and pick up strategies left by other players.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-strategies.html

Fools Mate
Fool's Mate and Scholar's Mate are two of the better known early checkmate combos. Protect yourself from the annoyance of falling into these traps and learn to spring them on others.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/fools-mate.html

Mesmerizing Chess Middlegames Get You the Edge
Chess middlegames are complex beasts. It is this phase of the game of chess that the issue is decided. Learn how to pin, fork, skewer and also when to trade pieces.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-middlegames.html

Chess Tactics are the Hidden Beauty of the Game
Chess tactics are the reason 700 million people worldwide play the game. That's what draws that pulls people in, gets them hooked. Those beautiful combinations.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-tactics.html

Chess Opening Strategy - The Underlying Logic
The difference between chess opening theory and chess opening strategy? Anyone can learn variations by heart but discovering the logic that pre-empted the variation is infinitely more valuable.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-opening-strategy.html

Solid Chess Opening Moves to Keep You in the Game
You need solid chess opening moves to keep you in the game. When you're just starting out there are so many annoying opening traps you need to avoid.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-opening-moves.html

ECO
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - The Openings Bible
The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is the Bible of chess openings. From Volumes A through to E, the embryo of every possible opening, variation and sub-variation waits for you to sift through and consider.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/encyclopedia-of-chess-openings.html

ECO Index A is Where You Surf Through Irregular And Flank Openings
ECO Index A contains Irregular openings and Flank openings. They're all ready and waiting for you to play through them right away.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/eco-index-a.html

ECO Index B Defends with the Caro-Kann and the Sicilian
ECO Index B introduces you to the Caro-Kann Defence which runs from B10 to B19. Then you come to the main course - the Sicilian Defence. Become a Sicilian expert and you will have a wonderful weapon when playing as Black.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/eco-index-b.html

ECO Index C Presenting the French Defence, King's Gambit, Ruy Lopez and Friends
ECO Index C starts with the French Defence. Then you come to the King's Gambit via the Center Game, Bishops Opening and Vienna Game. Finally after meeting a few more openings that you'll come to know as old friends you run into the star of the show. Some people reckon White's strongest opening is the Ruy Lopez.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/eco-index-c.html

ECO Index D; A Study of the Queen's Gambit and the (Neo-)Grunfeld Defences
ECO Index D is a study the Queen's Gambit Declined and Accepted finishing with the Grunfeld Defence.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/eco-index-d.html

ECO Index E; Home of the Indians with a Catalan Entree
ECO Index E starts with the Catalan Openings open and closed in entries E00 to E09. From there right through to the end it belongs to the Indian Defences. There are three kinds, the Queen's Indian, the Nimzo-Indian and the King's Indian Defence systems.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/eco-index-e.html

Play
Play Chess On a Global Battlefield
Play chess in a cutting edge online arena. Play or create your own tournaments. Win cubits from your chess victories in rated games and you can get great chess products in the store.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/play-chess.html

Key Positions
Master Chess Endgame Key Positions
All roads lead to the endgame. Learn the key positions and how to play them. Gain the upper hand in the battle when it's crunch time.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/endgame.html

Lucena Position; Cornerstone of Rook and Pawn Endgames
The Lucena Position forms the cornerstone of rook and pawn endgame theory. It is recognised as such because all rook and pawn endgames can potentially be simplified to it.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/lucena-position.html

Philidor Position; Stop the Lucena
The Philidor Position is the way to stop the Lucena from happening and you can hold out for equality. Hold the draw comfortably.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/philidor-position.html

Pawn Endgames - The Definitive Guide
Pawn endgames can be the most difficult to calculate. All of the officers are gone, it's just king vs king, each with a number of foot soldiers under his command.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/pawn-endgames.html

Material Face Offs
Learn Specific Chess Endgame Showdowns
The chess endgame contains many specific endgames. Bishop vs Rook, Queen vs two Rooks, Knight vs Bishop etc. Learned them thoroughly so that you can play them expertly.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-endgame.html

Endgame Themes
Chess Endgames and Their Hidden Secrets
Chess endgames have several important themes. A little bit of technical know how in the final phase will send your win column soaring.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-endgames.html

Laying Into the Opposition
How many games have slipped from your grasp in the endgame? You were looking good until right near the end and then it all went wrong? Find out how opposition makes it all go right!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/opposition.html

Use Zugzwang to Armwrestle Your Way to Victory
Zugzwang is the key to gaining opposition. Opposition opens the door to victory. Win more chess games by learning the art of the zug. Yes you do need to know this.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/zugzwang.html

Use Triangulation to Wrestle Your Opponent into Trouble
Triangulation is a key tactic in the chess endgame. With it you can force your opponent into zugzwang and then gain opposition. After that the victory is yours.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/triangulation.html

Positional Strategy
Winning Positional Strategy in the Chess Middlegame
Infuse the middlegame with positional strategy and an uncompromising iron will. Grind your opponent down with scientific knowledge of fundamental principles.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/positional-strategy.html
Get Your Chess Planning Into Top Gear
Chess planning ahead is a crucial part of chess strategy. The great Russian master of the 19th Century, Mikhail Chigorin, once said: Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all. Whatever the quality of your plan, make sure you have one. And why not make it a good one?
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-planning.html

Tactics
Chess Tactics Exploding the Middlegame
Hone your command of chess tactics and raise the level of your game. They don't say chess is 99 percent tactics for nothing.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-tactics.html

Motifs
Play the Chess Middlegame Like a Magician
Weave your chess middlegame magic to create winning chances. Will you slowly take command through masterful positional play or inspired tactical thrusts?
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-middlegame.html

Closed Sicilian
Enter the Closed Sicilian for a Tense Psychological Struggle
Try the Closed Sicilian to stop Black making it a tactical shoot out. Build your position slowly and put the squeeze on in the late middlegame.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/closed-sicilian.html

Open Sicilian (2...Nc6)
Open Sicilian - Power to Victory with 2...Nc6
Take the Open Sicilian for a wild ride through tactical thrillers. Playing 2...Nc6 is not for the faint-hearted, facing it is just as dicey.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/open-sicilian.html

Open Sicilian (2...d6)
Play the Sicilian Defence Confidently with 2...d6
Play the Sicilian Defence with 2...d6 with potential for tense positional battles or tactical fireworks. Learn the plans for both sides in this knife edge opening.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/sicilian-defence.html

Open Sicilian (2...e6)
The Sicilian Defense - Blow White out of the Water with 2...e6
Surf the Sicilian Defense with 2...e6. Or learn it's secrets so you can beat it as White. With potential for trench warfare laced with tactical explosions chess is never dull in these lines.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/the-sicilian-defense.html

Ruy Lopez - Morphy Defense
Ruy Lopez Opening - Travel it's Winning Corridors
Add the Ruy Lopez Opening to your arsenal for a classical, attacking option as White. As Black you can decide whether you like an open game or closed.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/ruy-lopez-opening.html

Ruy Lopez - Main Line
Make the Spanish Opening Main Line a Weapon of Choice
Play the Spanish Opening Main Line. Enter the living room of the Ruy Lopez Opening. This is the most important 1.e4 opening. Reach the heart of the Spanish Game.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/spanish-opening.html

Ruy Lopez - Alternatives to MD
Explore Black's Spanish Game Alternatives on the Third Move
The Spanish Game, also called the Ruy Lopez Opening is a vast opening complex with a wide variety of ideas and lines. Investigate the less travelled options on Black's third move.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/spanish-game.html

King's Pawn Game - 1.e4
Explore the King's Pawn Game and it's Celebrated Openings
With the King's Pawn Game you will immediately throw the gauntlet down to the enemy. Get ready to launch fearsome Kingside Attacks.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/kings-pawn-game.html

French Defence
Use the French Defence to keep things tight. Surprise your opponents by launching incisive counter-attacks on the queen-side.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/french-defence.html

Caro-Kann Defense
Use the Caro-Kann Defense against 1.e4 to give you a solid position. Hold the better pawn structure heading into the latter stages.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/caro-kann.html

Queen's Gambit Declined (w/o 3...Nf6)
Get Queens Gambit Declined Chess Down to a Science
Sink your teeth into Queens Gambit Declined chess openings. These are the lines that occur when Black does not play 3...Nf6.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/queens-gambit-declined-chess.html

Queen's Gambit Declined (with 3...Nf6)
Add the Queens Gambit Declined to Your Opening Repertoire
Classic Queens Gambit Declined lines leading to diverse positions and possibilities. Add some color to your game with openings of interesting attacking potential.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/queens-gambit-declined.html

Slav Defense
Try the Slav Defense to Blunt White's Attack
Put the stop on White's Queenside schemes with the solid and dependable Slav Defense. A system employed by club players and Grandmasters alike.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/slav-defense.html

Semi-Slav Defense
Semi Slav Defense for a Wild Ride
The Semi Slav Defense is a solid dependable system that can guide you safely through the opening. Find out what to look out for and how you can even play for an advantage.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/semi-slav-defense.html

King's Indian Defense
King's Indian Defense - Your Ace in the Hole
The King's Indian Defense is one of the key opening systems in chess. Sooner or later you need to make it your friend. Explore the attacking potential of this Rolls Royce opening.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/kings-indian-defense.html

Other Indian Systems
Discover Indian Defense Chess and it's Attacking Options
Play Indian Defense chess for an aggressive retort to 1.d4. Don't be passive as Black. Look White dead in the eye and challenge him to a deadly fight.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/indian-defense-chess.html

Queen's Pawn Game
Play the Queen's Pawn Game to Raise Your Level
The Queen's Pawn Game is a must have in the repertoire of the improving intermediate. I know that's you.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/queens-pawn-game.html

English Opening
English Opening - Attack with Reliable and Flexible Plans
The English Opening is a flank opening in which White will launch an offensive on the queenside leading to a positional game. It is the 4th most popular opening from White and has a high success rate.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/english-opening.html

Other Flanks
Play Flank Openings to Lay Siege to the Center
Flank Openings are a great way to inject a freshness in to your game and your thinking. Good, solid systems leading to unique positions full of interesting possibilities and lively play.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/flank-openings.html

Irregular Openings
Chess Opening Moves with a Difference - Irregular Openings
Try offbeat chess opening moves for a different way to play. Some may come with a health warning but they are fun to experiment with.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/irregular-openings.html

Gambits (As & Bs)
A Slick Gambit Or Three To Stun Your Opponent
Want to try a gambit or two? Learn these slippery opening maneuvers to get the jump on your opponents. They won't know what hit them!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/gambit.html

It's Gambit Chess Whats Your No.1
Nothing better than winning a game through a cleverly calculated gambit chess leading to great lines and positions. The more audacious the better. What's your favorite gambit? What makes your gambit rule? Let's have it!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/gambit-chess.html

Unleash The Kings Gambit For Sharp Exciting Lines
The kings gambit is risky but a deadly weapon in the right hands. Let those hands be yours and watch your opponents crumble one by one.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/kings-gambit.html

Use the Queens Gambit to Strangle the Enemy
The Queens Gambit is a great resource to give you control of the center. You can push Black back, slowly taking the iniative as you grind the enemy down. Of course if you face this play there are ways to stymie White.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/queens-gambit.html

Albin Counter Gambit will Surprise 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Players
The Albin Counter Gambit has it's detractors, perhaps with good reason. But are you sick of facing the Queen's Gambit time and again. Next time someone plays it on you throw them the Albin curve ball.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/albin-counter-gambit.html

Benko Gambit for Vicious Assault on the Queenside
The Benko Gambit gives you 3 things as Black. You get rapid development of your pieces. You get great security for your king. And you get massive pressure on the queenside which you can retain into the endgame.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/benko-gambit.html

Latvian Gambit leads to Extremely Sharp Lines
The Latvian Gambit leads to very sharp lines as both sides walk a tight rope. White tends to get the advantage in most lines. But one mistake can be fatal and mistakes are easy to make in the maze that is the Latvian Gambit.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/latvian-gambit.html

Try the Smith Morra Gambit to Tame that Sicilian
The Smith Morra Gambit is a highly tactical opening. Put these Sicilian specialists through their paces with this bag full of tricks. This is a fun gambit full of tasty combinations.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/smith-morra-gambit.html

Blackmar Diemer Gambit - The Queenside Gamble
The Blackmar Diemer Gambit is one of the few gambits available to White after 1.d4. The idea is to give up a pawn for quick and easy development on the kingside.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/blackmar-diemer-gambit.html

Vienna Gambit - Ultra Aggressive Kingside Attacks
The Vienna Gambit is a really exciting weapon contained within the tree of the versatile Vienna Game. Get huge leads in development early on. Make a mess out of Black's kingside. Your opponent won't know what hit him.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/vienna-gambit.html

The Reti Gambit - Obliterate the French Defense
The Reti Gambit is a great weapon against the French Defense. Don't you hate it when you start with 1.e4 all set for an exciting open game and your opponent replies with boring old 1...e6. Solution: Destroy the French.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/reti-gambit.html

Marshall Attack - When Black Strikes Terror in the Ruy Lopez
The Marshall Attack is a weapon for Black in the Ruy Lopez Opening. The Ruy Lopez is a popular option for White in the kingside openings. When Black wants to meet it head on, this attack should be considered.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/marshall-attack.html

Gambits (Bishop's Opening)
Play Bishops Opening Chess with Many Gambits Available
Playing Bishops Opening chess has the advantage of laying several gambits at your disposal. From the Greco Gambit to the Petroff Gambit to the Urusov Gambit and more.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/bishops-opening-chess.html

Gambits (Bs & Cs)
Chess Gambit - Blackmar, Budapest, Caro-Kann
Want to play a chess gambit with a punch? Try out a few of the many available like the Blackmar-Diemer, Budapest or the Caro-Kann.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-gambit.html

Try the Budapest Gambit for Fun Against 1.d4
The Budapest Gambit is another great way to avoid those Queen's Gambit borefests. When your opponent plays 1.d4, prepare the Budapest. You will either avoid the Queen's Gambit or get into this great little tactical dual.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/budapest-gambit.html

Gambits (Ds & Es)
Try a Gambit Chess Opening Like the Elephant or the Englund
Life is fun with a gambit chess opening or two. Try the Elephant Gambit, the Englund Gambit or the Evans Gambit.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/gambit-chess-opening.html

Gambits (Fs & Gs)
Gambit Chess Openings - 4 Knights and French
Did you know how many gambit chess openings you can play in the Four Knights or the French? It's true, there's a number of these bad boys waiting to be unleashed in these apparently quiet openings.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/gambit-chess-openings.html

The Belgrade Gambit - Energize the Four Knights
The Belgrade Gambit is an exciting way to take the quiet, pedestrian, Black and White Four Knights Opening and make it explode with a fusion of High Definition Technicolor.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/belgrade-gambit.html

Early Greats
Medieval Chess Masters Crossing Swords
Chess Masters from Medieval Europe shaped the early history of the game on the continent. They spawned many of the well known openings still in use today.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-masters.html
Ruy Lopez de Segura - Original Chess Champion
Ruy Lopez de Segura (circa 1530 - 80) was a medieval Spanish bishop and the earliest unofficial World Champion. His chess books are among the earliest European literature on chess and some of his ideas still carry water today.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/ruy-lopez.html

Gifted Artists
Chess Master Heavyweight Drum Roll
Many chess masters made incredible contributions to chess in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. These guys were scrapping it out to claim dominance and their battles will never be forgotten.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-master.html

Adolf Anderssen - The Immortal One
Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 - March 13, 1879) was a German chess magician. He was the world's leading chess player from 1851-58 and 1860-66 giving us gems such as the Immortal Game and the Evergreen Game along the way.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/adolf-anderssen.html

Paul Morphy - The Pride and Sorrow of Chess
This is a look at the life and times of Paul Morphy, one of the most important figures in chess history. The Pride and Sorrow of Chess. Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 - July 10, 1884).
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/paul-morphy.html

Official Champions
Chessmaster World Champions - The Greatest Gladiators
World Champions are a special breed of chessmaster. They are the greatest gladiators of the chess world. They played and won some of the greatest games ever played.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chessmaster.html

Wilhelm Steinitz; The Father of Modern Chess
Wilhelm Steinitz (May 17, 1836 - August 12, 1900) was born in Prague, then Bohemia now Czech Republic. He dominated world chess in the late 19th Century becoming the first World Champion.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/wilhelm-steinitz.html

Emanuel Lasker; The Complicated Master
Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 - January 11, 1941) turned chess opening theory on it's head. He was a proponent of the art of complications, confusing opponents by not playing the recommended book move.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/emanuel-lasker.html

Jose Raul Capablanca; The Human Chess Machine
Jose Raul Capablanca (19 November 1888 - 8 March 1942) was the legendary chess master from Cuba. Dubbed the 'Human Chess Machine', many chessaholics hold that he was the most naturally talented chess player ever.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/jose-raul-capablanca.html

Alexander Alekhine; The Combination King
Alexander Alekhine (October 31, 1892 - March 24, 1946) from Moscow, Russia was one of the greatest chess players of all time. He constantly mental analyzed positions in his head and this helped him become a World Champion.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/alexander-alekhine.html

Max Euwe - The Genius of Order
Max Euwe (May 20, 1901 - November 26, 1981) was a Dutch Grandmaster. He was one of the less eulogized World Chess Champions. His enormous contribution to chess isn't celebrated to the extent that it perhaps deserves.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/max-euwe.html

Mikhail Botvinnik - The Positional Bulldozer
Mikhail Botvinnik (August 17 1911 - May 5, 1995) of the USSR dominated chess for 30 years with his relentless positional pressure that led one rival to compare him to a bulldozer. He was possibly the 20th Century's most important figure in the development of chess on and off the board.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/mikhail-botvinnik.html

Vasily Smyslov - The Truth Teller
Vasily Smyslov (24 March 1921 - 27 March 2010) was a Soviet Grandmaster and World Chess Champion. He scored best of all elite grandmasters for move accuracy and spent longer than anyone at the top level of chess.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/vasily-smyslov.html

Mikhail Tal - The Magician from Riga
Mikhail Tal (November 9, 1936-June 28, 1992) was a Latvian Grandmaster, often described as the greatest attacking player of all time. He was known as the Magician from Riga because of his amazing tactical riddles.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/mikhail-tal.html

Tigran Petrosian - Master of Prophylaxis
Tigran Petrosian (17 June 1929 - 13 August 1984), Armenia's World Chess Champion (1963-69), became known as Iron Tigran due to his inpenetrable defensive skills. At his peak he was almost impossible to beat.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/tigran-petrosian.html

Boris Spassky - The Universal Chess Master
Boris Spassky (b. January 30, 1937) is one of the most respected and loved GMs in the history of chess. He won the World Championship in 1969 and held it for 3 years until taking part in the Match of the Century.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/boris-spassky.html

Bobby Fischer - The Enigmatic Champion
Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008) was a US master and World Chess Champion. He dominated his contempories in a manner not seen before or since. He won the Match of the Century.
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Anatoly Karpov - The Boa Constrictor
Anatoly Karpov (born May 23, 1951) is a Russian Grandmaster who had two stints as World Chess Champion. He was a solid positional player who favored ruthless logic over flashy combinations.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/anatoly-karpov.html

Garry Kasparov - The Mercurial Chess Titan
Garry Kasparov is believed by many to have eclipsed every other chess player in history to become the greatest ever. His career was not without controversy, his aggression over the board match by his ferocity off it.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/garry-kasparov.html

History
Discover The History Of Chess as it Conquered the World
The history of chess is a story of mysterious intrigue. Spanning numerous continents, civilizations, and centuries, this game of kings has undergone as many changes as the cultures that have played it.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/history-of-chess.html

Brief History Of Chess Crash Primer
If you simply want to touch on the brief history of chess and don't want to get bogged down with every detail right now, here is your perfect speed read.
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The Origin Of Chess Back In The Mists Of Time
Clouded in mystery and intrigue, the origin of chess is a source of much debate. Who invented the game of kings, the ultimate test in battlefield strategy?
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/origin-of-chess.html

The History of Chess Pieces
The history of chess pieces tell us much about not merely the grand old game of chess, but of the ancient civilizations from which it sprang. The game of chess is actually a representation of India in ancient times and the pieces are the characters.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/history-of-chess-pieces.html

Relive the Romantic Era of Chess
The Romantic Era of chess was a time beautiful combinations reigned supreme. Caution was thrown to the wind and no one played defensively. It was a race to the jugular right from the first move.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/romantic-era.html

Play Through Famous Chess Games from the Masters
Enjoy these famous chess games played by chess geniuses from different eras. These games are annotated to give you the inside track on the tactics and strategy in these mind-blowing games.
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World Chess Championship from 1886
The World Chess Championship was first contested by Wilhelm Steinitz and Johannes Zukertort in 1886. Since then epic games have decided who is chess king. This is a story of the championship.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/world-chess-championship.html

World Chess Champions Ruling Imperiously
The World Chess Champions dominated this game playing incredible games packed with spell-binding combinations. Who were they and why is their story the story of chess?
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/world-chess-champions.html

Chess Quotes by the Masters
Great Chess Quotes from the lips of the greatest chess masters. Many of these will force a wry smile as you read thoughts conjured from the same ingenuity that inspired their chess.
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Postal Chess - Fascinating Journey
Postal Chess was the old way to bring remote chess enthusiasts together before the computing age. Steinitz and Chigorin played postal chess while Steinitz was based in the US and Chigorin was in Europe.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/postal-chess.html

The History of Computer Chess
The history of computer chess is a decades long journey that changed the face of chess. Programmers went from finding two move checkmates to winning a match against a reigning World Chess Champion.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/history-of-computer-chess.html

Battle Chess - Putting the Fight into Chess
Battle Chess is the animated chess game. On screen animated medieval warriors play the parts of the chess pieces. Every capture is carried out with a very clever fight scene.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/battle-chess.html

Incredible Celtic History of Chess
The Celtic History of Chess is a deeply interesting broadside from left field in the debate on the true origins of chess. Everyone knows about the ongoing discussion about India or China, but Ireland? Really?!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/celtic-history-of-chess.html

Variants
Find the Chess Variant for You
Discover the chess variant for you. These chess forms have evolved across the world. From the Far East to Central Asia to the Middle East, there are countless cousins. Here are 12 of the best.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-variant.html

Going Oriental With Xiangqi
Get to know the great game of Xiangqi. It is a close cousin of chess and you can pit your wits against opponents worldwide in fierce Xiangqi battles!
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/xiangqi.html

Antichess is the Reverse Chess Game
What is Antichess? Imagine a game where you have the opposite objectives to regular chess. You don't want to capture you're opponent's pieces, you want to lose your own pieces. It's a topsy turvy world.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/antichess.html

Shogi from the Land of the Rising Sun
Shogi has emerged as the dominant chess variant in Japan. The ingenious drop rule is probably the reason why it has vanquished all other variants in Japan.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/shogi.html

Chaturanga the Original Chess
Chaturanga dates back to the Gupta Empire in India around the 6th Century. It is the earliest known form of chess. Every chess variant can trace it's roots back to this game.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chaturanga.html

Learn Thai Chess Also Called Makruk
Thai Chess or Makruk is the closest chess variant to Chaturanga, the original chess game. It is played widely in Thailand and Cambodia, much more so than Western Chess.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/thai-chess.html

Shatranj - Chess from Persia
Shatranj was the chess variant played in the ancient Persian world. When the Muslims conquered Persia in the 7th Century they brought Chaturanga with them, introducing chess to the region.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/shatranj.html

Chess 960 - Fischer Random Chess
Chess 960 or Fischer Random Chess is like regular chess except the pieces on the back row start in random positions. Throw out your opening theory books, you're on your own right from the first move. Every game is different.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/chess-960.html

Korean Chess - Want a Game of Janggi?
Korean Chess is very similar to Chinese Chess. It's a direct descendant. The board is the same except there is no river. It has the same pieces too but they move differently. There are a couple of other slightly different rules.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/korean-chess.html

Circular Chess - Control the Rings To Win
Circular Chess retains all of the rules and characteristics of conventional chess. The only difference is the combat arena. The 8x8 square board is replaced with a circular ring board. This one small departure changes everything and changes it utterly.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/circular-chess.html

Martian Chess - Control Territory not Pieces
Martian Chess is the chess game where you control territory, not pieces. You get certain section of the board under your control for the entire game. Any piece that moves into it becomes your piece.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/martian-chess.html

Sittuyin from the Foothills of Burma
Sittuyin otherwise known as Burmese Chess is a direct descendent of Chaturanga. This chess variant is still popular in some North-Western provinces of Burma.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/sittuyin.html

Hexes Chess - Chess on Hexagons for Incredible Mobility
Hexes Chess is played on 54 hexagons. It uses fewer spaces and fewer pieces than conventional chess. The hexagonal format greatly increases the mobility of each piece.
http://www.learn-and-play-online-chess.com/hexes-chess.html

Interactive
The Interactive Center is Your Conversation Hub
Now you can get the conversation going at Lapoc. You will see Invitations to post material popping up all over the place. You don't have to stumble on them by chance. They're all accessible from Interactive Center.
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Blog
Keep up to date with Lapoc Through the Online Chess Blog
Welcome to Lapoc's Online Chess Blog. Contains every new update on the site. Keep in touch with all the new material on Lapoc.
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Back Issues
Subscribe to Lapoc Chess Board for Hot Tips and Strategy
Lapoc Chess Board is the website's monthly ezine. Packed full of great chess tips and strategy, you can also find out what's in the pipeline on the website.
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SBI!
How SBI! Changed My Life
SBI! changed my life. Welcome to this Site Build It Intro. You can develop your own corner of cyberspace and build a thriving commercial business to boot.
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Lapoc's Chess Mission
Want to know more about us? Find out how Lapoc can improve your chess strength. Top strategy material along with cutting edge playing facilities make Lapoc a great chess hangout for you and your friends.
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Read About Me and How I Built Lapoc
Read about me, Ken Connaughton, and how I built Lapoc. This website is a reflection of my chess studies as I continually strive to increase my chess strength.
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Contact Us - Get In Touch With Lapoc
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