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    • Negi's 1.e4 Repertoire Volume 1 Book Review

      I vividly remember when I first looked at the quality chess blog publishing schedule that first announced the GM repertoire 1.e4 series just about a year ago. I, a 1.e4 player who used a bunch of books to complete my repertoire, always felt a bit ... | Read More

    • GOOD OPENINGS AND BAD PENINGS FOR BOTH SIDES

      Chess Statistics: Top 10 Best Openings for White and Black     There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second. There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2 hour time... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Mar 28, 2015
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    • Best Openings

      I know there are a lot of devastating openings out there but discuss and share your favorite openings. I personally play very aggresively and like the stonewall or the dragon variation of the sicilian defense. | Read More

      • SnowMan38
      • | Jan 24, 2015
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    • Lesson #1

      Hello, so lets talk about "Opening" ideas. The Italian is the best opening to talk about this with. So, lets talk about the main lines... So, those are the main ideas for the opening. So, how to play vs. patzer play in the opening... Just so... | Read More

    • EXTREME BULLET TIPZ

      1) Time is everything. In my opinion, time is much more important than the actual position in bullet, but of course, your position has to be OK so your opponent can run out of time before you get mated. If you haven't done so already, enable p... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Oct 11, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 Reads
    • | 333 Reads

    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Giuoco Piano

    • 188 Reads
    • | 188 Reads

    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Orangutan opening

    • 251 Reads
    • | 251 Reads

    This opening (1.b4), also known as Sokolsky's Opening or Polish Opening, got its name during the New York 1924 tournament, when grandmaster Tartakower visited the Bronx Zoo, encountering Suzan the orangutan.  The next day, in the 4th roun... Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

    • 35 Reads
    • | 35 Reads

    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »