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    • A Good Run in the Sicilian

      Today, I am actually showcasing one of my recent games on here where the Sicilian Opening had laid out a few gems for me. The reason I'm posting this is because when the chess.com computer analysis finished, I was pleasantly greeted with the fact ... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Nov 21, 2009
      • | 3527 views
      • | 15 comments
    • All the Queen's Knights

      In this game, Jose Capablanca faces off against Angel Arnal in Barcelona, 1935. I want to take the time to analyze the position right after White plays 12. d5 which offers up a free Pawn for Black. What is the great Capablanca thinking? Well, Whit... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 20, 2009
      • | 2817 views
      • | 25 comments
    • Zukertort vs. Steinitz

      In this game, Johannes Zukertort faces off against Wilhelm Steinitz in the World Chess Championships, 1886. In the Opening, Black has a very weak King, but a solid center. Which one do you think will be the first to go: Black's King or White's def... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 19, 2009
      • | 1280 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Paul Keres and His Amazing Pawn

      In this game, Paul Keres faces off against A Karu in corr, 1931, where Black shows a strong dominance early on in the game. Upon analyzing this position, the reader may notice how Keres is coordinating both his Bishop and his Knight towards Karu's... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 19, 2009
      • | 1147 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Double Bishop SAC, King Hunt, an X-Ray Mate

      In this game, Siegbert Tarrasch faed off against Aron Nimzowitsch in St. Petersburg, 1914. "To redress the balance to a great chess teacher, here is a brilliant win by Tarrasch."--Raymond Keene. As Keene implies, the reader can only imagine the ma... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 17, 2009
      • | 1299 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Knight Power

      In this game, Alexander Alekhine faced off against P Potemkin in St. Petersburg, 1912, where the reader can see Black already stationed with a duo of Knights. What could he be thinking? Well, here is some basic analysis from me: On 12...Qa5+, an e... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 16, 2009
      • | 629 views
      • | 4 comments
    • I beat Jay Stallings!

      Well, here is a little information about Jay Stallings before I tell you about the game. Jay Stallings was ranked 3rd best in the United States in 1977 and he works for a non-profit organization to teach kids around our local schools about chess. ... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 15, 2009
      • | 1803 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Blown Away by the Windmill

      The windmill tactic is defined as a combination of discovered checks that can win a great amount of material or even win the game. A notable example would be Bobby Fischer's Game of the Century wherein Black offers up his Queen for positional adva... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 14, 2009
      • | 997 views
      • | 5 comments
    • The Brazilian Immortal

      In this game, the immortal, Joao Vianna, faces off against A Silvestre de Barros in the game we call the Brazilian Immortal. It's name comes from a series of stunning moves that leaves Black's defective position vulnerable to a hurricane of possib... | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Sep 13, 2009
      • | 674 views
      • | 6 comments
    • My YouTube Videos

      Here are all of my videos that I have posted. (newest to oldest) ADK | Read More

      • ADK
      • | Jun 17, 2009
      • | 1066 views
      • | 1 comment