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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Nov 8, 2013

    "I don't do better as White than as Black; what is wrong?" On the average, having White against a player of equal value means you should score about 57% of the points (e.g. 40 wins, 34 draws, and 26 losses in 100 games), which translates to about ... | Read More

  • Attack and Defense in the Dragon

    There are different schools of thought on how a chess player should structure their opening repertoire. Many of the top players nowadays seem to play a huge variety of different openings, each picked to match a particular opponent or a particular ... | Read More

  • How to Beat a Much Stronger Opponent

    Most chess players face this problem pretty frequently: what should I do against a much stronger opponent?  And here when we say "a much stronger opponent" , we talk about somebody who is at least 300-400 rating points higher. Let's start from ma... | Read More

  • Advanced Chess Books on Openings

    Capltal asked: My rating is 1130. For Black, I’m interested in both 1.c4 e5 and 1.e4 e5! However, both have many variations so I bought two books: THE MARSHALL ATTACK by Bogdan Lalic and THE PETROFF DEFENSE by Forintos and Haag. Is it a good i... | Read More


    • RCA course "Advance Package"

      This Package is aimed for people with an advanced chess level who are seeking to become a chess master! Reach the TOP: Weak players make a lot of mistakes and it’s not that hard to beat them. But how can you overcome an equal or even a stronge... | Read More

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    • 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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    • Millionaire Chess, Jon Collins

      The Millionaire Chess Tournament (http://millionairechess.com/) is over!   Over 500 participants from more than 40 countries across the world joined up in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, to play chess for a total prize purse of $1 million. It is t... | Read More

      • tsunamijon
      • | Oct 11, 2014
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    • EXTREME BULLET TIPZ

      Hello everyone! I made a bullet tips blog post on my old account, but that one was closed, so I am here to write a new one! In addition, I have improved in bullet myself, so hopefully, these tips would be better than the old ones. I am going to ... | Read More

    • best opening

      I have found bringing the knights out is a good opening but what is better as an opening? | Read More

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      • | Jul 23, 2014
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  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from white, as well as its conflicts with some... 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 »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... 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 »