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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 2

    A VERY BASIC BENKO This continues the Classic Pawn Structure series as seen in Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a and Part 1b. In general, chess professionals know the ins and outs of every structure, non-titled experienced/strong pl... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: exd5

    In this article, I will be discussing another archetypal Sicilian endgame.  This one occurs after White occupies d5 with a knight which is then traded off and recaptured by exd5. This structure frequently arises from the Dragon, Accelera... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: The Exchange Down

    I will begin a series of article on various endgames arising from the Open Sicilian. The endgames share certain characteristic features - especially the trade of White's d-pawn for Black's c-pawn, giving Black two center pawns against one. Black h... | Read More

  • From Opening to Endgame: The Modern

    The ability to play without queens is crucial for all aspects of your chess. First of all, it gives you the confidence you need to go straight from the opening into the endgame, knowing that you can outplay your opponent. Many players avoid going ... | Read More


    • Pairwise comparison of chess opening variations

      SUMMARY: Pairwise comparisons show that there is no difference between the B70 Sicilian Defense/Dragon Variation and the B90 Sicilian Defense/Najdorf Variation in terms of the probability vector. The data are consistent with our null hypothesis t... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jul 30, 2014
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    • So what's your favorite opening?

      Compliments for supporting BK Academy of Chess:  50 Videos Covering Opening Theory  ECO Volume A - http://goo.gl/IAgcvf ECO Volume B - http://goo.gl/fRmBDp C20–C99: Open Game - http://goo.gl/x18xJB A51: Budapest Gambit, Kieninger - Trap http... | Read More

    • Maróczy Bind

      Learn about the Maróczy Bind, a pawn formation that is often played against the Sicilian Defense, most noteably against the Accelerated Dragon. A formation that ofter gives Sicilian players a hard way to go.   Together we build and over th... | Read More

    • My Games This Week

      This week, I played two slow games as part of the DHLC Weekly Slow League. I had the black pieces in both, and I was (mostly) happy with my play. I realize that I need to work on my calculation/visualization, and need to be better at keeping it si... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Jun 6, 2014
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    • Random Thought: King's Indian Saemisch leads to the exact same position as the Maroczy Bind!

      I was playing a game on ICC last night (ICC username thchozenOne) and this was how the first few moves went:  Then I realized that the exact same position can be reached from a completely different move order! In fact, from an opening I used... | Read More




  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7... Read More »

  • Dus-Chotimirsky, Fedor

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    Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirksy (1879-1965) was a Russian International Master (1950).  In 1909 he defeated the eventual winners Emanuel Lasker and Akiba Rubinstein at St. Petersburg, but took 13th place.  He claimed he was Alekhine&rsq... Read More »