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  • Exclusive Peek: Modernized: The Open Sicilian

      Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy This book is the second in the Modernized series, as last year MetroChess released Modernized: The King's Indian Defense&nbs... | Read More

  • 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

  • Chess.com University's College-like Chess Courses

    Chess.com University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in Chess.com 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


    • A perfect game? Not yet

      My games database is growing, and I must say I'm getting good results. In 62 games: 50 wins, 4 draws and 8 loses, increasing my rating from 1712 to 1852 Main reason for such good results has been following the advice aussiedj gives at this artic... | Read More

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      • | Mar 5, 2015
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    • Exclusive Peek: Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy

        Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy This book is the second in the Modernized series, as last year MetroChess released Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov.In this exclusi... | Read More

    • 8...e6! in the Yugoslav Accelerated Dragon

      So I'm in the process of the learning the Accelerated Dragon and something stuck out to me in the Yugoslav variant - 8...e6. This idea is something I reviewed in IM Andrew Greet's "Starting Out: the Accelerated Dragon." Here, Greet cited P.Smirno... | 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
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    • 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
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  • 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 »