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  • How To Play The Najdorf Against The Adams Attack

    In Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack, we saw how an obscure small move (6.h3) was developed as an answer to another small move (5...a6 -- the Najdorf), which had, paradoxically, become the most popular opening in chess. The so-called... | Read More

  • Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack

    In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3. Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More

  • 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


    • Openings

      What do you think the best opening is? I like to use Caro Kann or the Giuoco Piano. | Read More

      • coolpet
      • | Feb 26, 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

    • 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

      • go13ers
      • | Nov 18, 2014
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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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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 »