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  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 5

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions will be ha... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 4

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions w... | Read More


    • BEST OPENING AGAINST THE SCANDINAVIAN PART 3 THE END

      HEY GUYS I AM BACK WITH A OTHER DEFENCE PLEASE LIKE AND ENJOY THIS INSTRUCTIONAL BLOG.AND REMEBER YOU CAN ONLY PLAY THIS TRICK AGAINST PLAYERS UNDER 1600.I HIGHLY RECCOMEND TO PLAY THIS IN BLITZ OR BULLET BECAUSE  THE ENEMY DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH T... | Read More

    • BEST OPENING AGAINST THE SCANDAVINAVIAN PART 2

      WELCOME BACK GUYS !!!!!!!! PLEASE COMMENT FOR MORE!! HOPE U ENJOYED GUYS!! PLZ COMMENT REMEMBER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX SERIES EVERYONE SO DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN WHILE PLAYING THIS U GUYS:) | Read More

    • BEST OPENING AGAINST THE SCANDAVINAVIAN PART 1

      I was very frustrated when I saw the scandininavian in my games I found it very hard to block it so I got a chess book called how to block the SCANDINAVIAN defence. When I read it I found it very imformative so now in games I can block the scandin... | Read More

    • What's the Secret Behind Chess?

      Yes, "What's the secret behind chess?" was one of the questions on the "Q&A with Coach Heisman" show tonight. Unlike "What's the best way to learn X?", a popular question where my answer is usually "Do/play X with strong players (at least han... | Read More

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    • Medusa Gambit [2]

      MEDUSA GAMBIT [2] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g5 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction Another try with the Medusa Gambi... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »