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Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Chess mastery, Reinfeld, lesson 3Video lecture inspired by the book, Chess mastery by question and answer authored by American master Fred Reinfeld.  Game features Walbrodt v Pillsbury, Vienna 1898. http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-reinfeld-lesson-3Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:11:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-reinfeld-lesson-3Chess Mastery: Question and Answer, Fred Reinfeld, Lesson 2 http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-question-and-answer-fred-reinfeld-lesson-2Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:59:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-question-and-answer-fred-reinfeld-lesson-2Chess Mastery: Question and Answer, Fred Reinfeld, Lesson 1 http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-question-and-answer-fred-reinfeld-lesson-1Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:55:17 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mastery-question-and-answer-fred-reinfeld-lesson-1How to attack the Kingside Fianchetto Presenation of various attacking ideas on how to attack the Kingside Fianchetto, inspired by GM Serpers chess blog. http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/how-to-attack-the-kingside-fianchetto2Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:09:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/how-to-attack-the-kingside-fianchetto2How to get the most from master games How to get the most from playing over master games http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/how-to-get-the-most-from-master-gamesTue, 01 Jul 2014 04:04:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/how-to-get-the-most-from-master-gamesSet the controls to the centre of the chess board Presentation of a correspondence chess game highlighting the concept of the centre and its importance in refuting play on the flanks http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/set-the-controls-to-the-centre-of-the-chess-boardTue, 01 Jul 2014 03:59:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/set-the-controls-to-the-centre-of-the-chess-boardChess mission impossible Presenation of Frank Parr v George Wheatcroft, London, 1938, Combatative chess game. http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mission-impossibleTue, 01 Jul 2014 03:55:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-mission-impossibleEnglish opening: Reversed GPA http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/english-opening-reversed-gpaWed, 25 Dec 2013 03:30:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/english-opening-reversed-gpaMorphy at zee Opera (The Dukes version)The real story of the worlds most famous chess game   http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/morphy-at-zee-opera-the-dukes-versionWed, 16 Oct 2013 04:05:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/morphy-at-zee-opera-the-dukes-versionChess Gym : Rook file tactics_2Chess lesson and video : National Master Rene Phillips once again explores the potential risks and dangers of buying a house in an unsafe neighbourhood! and castling with your king into a place where a rook file is open or likely to open!  Check ...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-gym--rook-file-tactics2Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:29:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/chess-gym--rook-file-tactics2Queen pawn tacticsChess lesson and video: NM Rene Phillips dispels the myth that Queen pawn openings are for the most part essentially positional in nature and demonstrates that even out of the relatively quiet waters of queen pawn openings tactics are lurking in t...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/queen-pawn-tacticsFri, 13 Sep 2013 07:58:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/queen-pawn-tacticsNM Rene Phillips - Nakamura v KrasenkowNM Rene Phillips - Nakamura v Krasenkow Barecelona 2007 National Master Rene Philips provides awesome commentery on this unbelievable game.  From, a resonably quite opening fireworks begin and Naka sacrifices his queen in a thoroughly beautiful m...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/nm-rene-phillips---nakamura-v-krasenkowThu, 12 Sep 2013 17:27:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/nm-rene-phillips---nakamura-v-krasenkowRook File tacticsRook file tactics: Chess lesson and video in which NM Rene Philips takes us through an explosive and entertaining introduction into opening the rook file for tactics.  NM Phillips commentary and chess wisdom is based upon real life experience as...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/rook-file-tacticsThu, 12 Sep 2013 08:13:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/rook-file-tacticsDragondorf revisitedGreetings my chess friends.  I have for some time been engaged in making some little chess videos mostly for my own amusement and for disseminating what little knowledge I have gleaned of chess over the past few years.  The problems, apart from ...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/drogondorf-revisitedFri, 06 Sep 2013 18:36:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/drogondorf-revisitedbeginner strategy - passed pawnsGreetings and a thousand salaams dear chess friends, a passed pawn is considered to be a strong pawn, a protected passed pawn even stronger.  How does one create a passed pawn?  Are all pawn majorities advantageous?  How does one play against a...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-strategy---passed-pawnsWed, 04 Sep 2013 14:35:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-strategy---passed-pawnsBeginner chess strategy - doubled pawnsVideo explores both the strengths and weakneses of doubled pawns and provides an insight in how to play against them, illustrate games include Bronstein v Tartakower 1948 (below) and Morozeivich v Bezgodov 1998, if you find the lesson and the vi...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-chess-strategy---doubled-pawnsSun, 25 Aug 2013 12:14:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-chess-strategy---doubled-pawnsLearn chess openings - NO THEORYIf one plays 1.e4 there is a plethora of replies that may ensue, from the Caro Kaan to the Pirc or Modern, not to mention lots in between.  For the improving player it is a somewhat bewildering task to learn chess opening theory and time would be...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/learn-chess-openings---no-theoryThu, 22 Aug 2013 11:54:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/learn-chess-openings---no-theoryBeginner chess strategy - isolated pawnPositional master Tigran Petrosian demonstrates not only how to exploit the weakness of the isolated pawn itself, but the weakness of the squares in front of the isolated pawn.  Game is taken from the 1963 world championship match played against ...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-chess-strategy---isolated-pawnMon, 19 Aug 2013 13:16:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-chess-strategy---isolated-pawnBeginner strategy - backwards pawnsNot only is a backwards pawn deprived of mobility, it can cause passivity in the entire chess army as the heavy pieces are tied down to its defence.  How do we exploit a position with backward pawns and what do we do if our opponent manages to cr...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/begginer-strategy---backwards-pawnsFri, 16 Aug 2013 10:47:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/begginer-strategy---backwards-pawnsBeginner strategy - connected pawnsIn the middle game connected pawn's fulfil many functions, for example, they can be used to capture space, conduct a pawn storm, restrict the opponents pieces, cover your own king.  Game and video feature the dynamic potential of connected pawns,...http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-strategy---connected-pawnsSat, 10 Aug 2013 13:52:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robbie_1969/beginner-strategy---connected-pawns