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    • The only chess openings to learn and an idea for the Chess Perfect Black Opening

      There are only 2 openings in chess for players rated below 1600 or even 1800; they are 1.e4 or if u r playing Black 1... d5 no other opening exists nor need be studied. As i explain below 1.e4 gives White the best fastest killer opening, you canno... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Oct 20, 2013
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    • I really hate talking about the Scotch Opening = Scotch Game...

      About myself after 30 years away i am returning to chess at age 50 plus Tax !!! :) so after some 3 months my rating is around 1350; this is really sort of funny since i am killing the enemy at the range of 1450 to 1500 and then i blow games agains... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Aug 6, 2013
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    • So... How to get better at chess, maybe even become a professional chess player?

      Here is my "study program"; firstly to say i am returning to chess after 30 years away on my 50th Birthday. So... how do i study chess? frankly it is very informally, i read about some intermediate concept and try and incorporate it into my games.... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Aug 4, 2013
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    • Beginners chess openings selections and WHY ! ! !

      Seriously the amount of knowledge in chess today means people must keep it simple. So what is a perfect opening? Simple one that is proven over decades and wins also it needs a few different ways of being played (variations) so players can modify ... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jul 16, 2013
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    • Beginners chess openings

      I have done a bit of study on chess openings and especially which openings are best especially for beginners. So lets look at our aims of the openings and why they are played. Chess is a game of two armies perfectly balanced at the start, each si... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jul 8, 2013
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    • Play the Nimzo-Scan ftw !!! ;)

      The Scandinavian i use but i also "invented" the 'Nimzo-Scan' i say i invented this opening because i cannot find a real name for it; so if anyone knows its real name please let us all know plz? Nimzo used to do crazy but good openings like the N... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jul 2, 2013
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    • So you want to get better at chess>?

      One of the worst things you can do is play a lot of chess.  Think about it, you need to play higher rated enemies since they know how to play better than you. Each game gives you a rating and your rating changes for the win or loss. Your rating... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 30, 2013
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    • ah finally online chess

      So finally i have now got my online chess down to 12 games, this means i can see each one always in the interface and focus on making just great moves. As i get better at avoiding mistakes my games will improve and then i will get free lessons fr... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 30, 2013
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    • Beginner Chess how to learn an opening

      Chess is an amazingly simple game to learn to play, it has about a dozen moves for the bits and a sozen basic rules. One thing every chess player realises early on is the game starts equally and then they start losing :) Thus they come to realise... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 27, 2013
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    • Best books for Chess Beginners

      So whats the best books for Chess beginners? Well i own well over 50 chess books and yes i do read them much to my GF displeasure. But Chess books are cheap and plentiful. In fact it is easily forseeable that well over two hundred and fifty THOUS... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 26, 2013
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      • | 1 comment