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  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs Lasker

    As we move along in our exploration of the endgames that defined the battles for the world championship, we come to the 1894 match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, which took place in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. In the year... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, July 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... | Read More

  • Morphy's Sacrifices Explained

    Whether you like it or not, Paul Morphy is almost invariably remembered for his brilliant victory over the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard in 1858 (refresh your memory here). And for good reason! However, while Morphy indeed conducted a bril... | Read More

  • 6 Ways the World Cup is Like Chess

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has reached a fever "pitch"! The knockout rounds have begun, six teams have been eliminated, and two more will fall today. The U.S. team faces Belgium in the round of 16 this afternoon, and many Americans are discovering th... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More


    • My first French

      Yesterday I studied an excelent article about openings for beginners posted in The Learning Group (here).  I like the recommended approach and I think that Czech kids would benefit from that very much. I plan to talk to our local chess coaches a... | Read More

    • Piece Activity + Initiative vs. Greed and "Psychological Initiative"

      I'll need to write an article on this soon.It's funny how the key difference between beginners and intermediate players is the ability to keep your pieces safe.Then as an intermediate we learn openings and strategy.Many players get stuck in this p... | Read More

    • Should "Beginners" Learn Chess Openings?

      First of all, a 1000 is NOT a beginner! Many people try to act like they are chess masters while everyone below them is a patzer. I read something the other day that was some idiot saying everyone below 2300 is a patzer!  That is just insanity! ... | Read More

    • Want to know the greatest perfect openings?

      It is really very simple actually. Chess has rules and those rules define legal moves etc. it is tradition and modern 'fashion' that define what is a good opening. By this i mean top rated players might win with openings like a3 or h6 but for mere... | Read More

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    • The June Master's Bulletin is there

      This month there was unfortunately a delay of about a week (busy times with Norway Chess & Dubai!) but now it's there: the June issue of our PDF & PGN magazine The Master's Bulletin. Happy to see another great issue being ready, and reachi... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    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 »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »