Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "analysis" on Google.

Location: United States
Joined: 11/25/15
Last Online: 11/25/15
Points: 0 points
Location: Russia
Joined: 7/18/15
Last Online: 7/18/15
Points: 0 points
Location: United States
Joined: 6/29/14
Last Online: 6/29/14
Points: 0 points
Location: Canada
Joined: 5/10/14
Last Online: 5/10/14
Points: 0 points
Location: Tajikistan
Joined: 4/18/14
Last Online: 4/18/14
Points: 0 points

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

    [Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.] CELEBRITIES GONE WILD 1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Professor of Chess

    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)      Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.      After Philidor's death, Verdoni (along with Leg... | Read More

  • Vladimir Kramnik And The Berlin Defense

    Before the 2000 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov, the latter had been champion since long before I started playing chess. Kasparov dominated the chess world and seemed unbeatable. I naturally assumed that he wou... | Read More

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

    • My Friendly Game Against FutureGM2001

      This is game that I played against my friend FutureGM2001. He is a formidable opponent, and I think that me and FutureGM could both benefit from a little bit of analysis. The original game is as follows: This is the game with my analysis: If y... | Read More

      • mocl125
      • | Nov 25, 2015
    • National Premier Championship - Part I

      In today’s post, I want to share two instructive videos I recently prepared for the Remote Chess Academy. These videos cover some very instructive games played recently in the National Premier Chess Championship which is played by some of the st... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Nov 25, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • Some tips to win

      Hello friends ,now I am going to give you some tips which you can use in your games. 1.)Play open games. 2.)Do not play irregular openings or openings which you don't know. 3.)Play gambits. 4.) Attack. 5.) Control the centre squares. 6.) Ana... | Read More

      • ArSa1234
      • | Nov 23, 2015
    • N.Bellon - R Rouzeau 1-0, paralysis over analysis

      I started out playing excellent chess, but then the long day I had caught up with me and I had a total brain lock, but managed to hang on for the win.  Here are 3 positions from the game: | Read More

    • Great result at the Malta Chess Open!

      Hi chess friends! In this post I will talk about my wonderful experience at the Malta Chess Open 2015, in which I was 3rd of 205 players! The tournament was played between 15-21 November, in Sliema. Round 1 [draw] 16 118 Reinhardt,Joachim 1808... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • En passant

    • 823 Reads
    • | 823 Reads

    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

    • 1773 Reads
    • | 1773 Reads

    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • tablebase

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

    • 29 Reads
    • | 29 Reads

    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Abbazia Defense

    • 552 Reads
    • | 552 Reads

    A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Ab... Read More »