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  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • Reaping The Whirlwind!

    When I was still playing in tournaments I answered 1.e4 with various Sicilian lines (Richter-Rauzer, Accelerated Dragon, Paulsen and Taimanov systems, etc.) and the Caro-Kann. I always loved the Caro-Kann, and at the end of my career it became m... | Read More

  • University's College-like Chess Courses University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in University seminars, only 10% to 15% of instruction in courses is delivered live. Previously taught courses are available in the independent-study f... | Read More

  • 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

    • ChessIQ January Quad

      For my last tournament in Chicago, I took part in the ChessIQ G60|30 Quads. I played really well* and was for the most part very happy with my games, a nice bit of redemption after my poor performance at the Winter Open. The postings haven't gone ... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Jan 26, 2015
    • Sicllian Hyper Accelerated Dragon

      Apart from Macrozy Bind, what other good lines can white play against the Hyper Accelerated dragon? | Read More

      • mrdynamic
      • | Jan 4, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • Sicilian, Rossolimo Attack S1.

      So, I would like to share this analisis of the Game: Shirov - Leko, 2002. It is the first part of a study I am starting now on how to react against the Rossolimo and later will be also used to verify it`s usage as an antisicilian, specially agains... | Read More

      • Stenzow
      • | Dec 27, 2014
    • Quad Game 60 min +30 sec/move results (3-0 !!)

      Hello DGCC chess members and other chess enthusiasts. I had a great time at Chess IQ this weekend. Ben Joseph and Greg Bungo were there, too, both playing some very exciting games.              Game 1- Sicilian Hyper-accelerated Drag... | Read More

      • Greydalf
      • | Oct 19, 2014
    • USCL Week 7 preview/predictions

      Once again the recap article is missing, because I just haven't had time this week to devote to writing one. Take it from me - organizing events is surprisingly time-intensive. Organizing events involving middle schoolers? Yep. Anyway, it's been ... | 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 followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... 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 »