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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


    • 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

      • seeker2525
      • | Jul 23, 2014
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    • Desperato?

      A lot of time's, Ken, the guy I play with at starbucks a lot, when he see's I have little time left on the cleck and I have a huge advantage, he'll start sacing pieces to get my king out in the open so he can just check my king and make me waste t... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Jun 12, 2014
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    • best opening preparation on lucas chess

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    • Chess tactics.

      When beginning, the most important move, is the first one. It is important, to always protect your king. Usually, one of the best openings, is english opening. | 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

    • 1561 Reads
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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »