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  • Chess Lessons Exposed

    Many players dream of getting chess lessons, though they aren’t quite sure what it would be like. The fact is, the experience (for both the student and teacher) depends on several factors: Question: Does the student want to learn or does h... | Read More

  • The One-Two Chess Combo

    Today we are going to continue our analysis of "chess-boxing" combos. According to Wikipedia, in boxing, the one-two combo is a nickname of a jab and cross combo. In chess, the one-two combo starts with a queen jab, which we discussed here. Th... | Read More

  • Understanding The Back Rank

    More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an identical trajectory. In round two, I reach... | Read More

  • The Fighting Dragon Video Series

    If the Sicilian is the vehicle driving Black’s equalizing chances, the Dragon is its engine. For years, White has struggled to find a definite answer to counter the Sicilian. The Dragon variation, also known as the Draco Star, has only furth... | Read More

  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More


    • Millennium Chess - The Knight

      In my last post, I introduced you to the game of Millennium Chess. In this post, I will explain the 3D motion of the first piece: the knight. Though most beginner's looks start with the pawn, I have decided to begin with the knight because I find... | Read More

    • An interesting misplayed ending

      An interesting ending which I misplayed.  Black's main drawing chance is to barrier the Queen side (prevent the White King penetrating) with Pawns and Bishop, and meanwhile use the King to hold the fort on the King side,  but that is easier said... | Read More

      • DavidMMIX
      • | Jul 7, 2015
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    • Playing For a Draw with a Fortress

      Hello Chess Fans, A series on King and Pawn Endgames wouldn't be complete without understanding How to Play for a Draw by Creating a FORTRESS. A Fortress is an endgame drawing technique used by the side who's down in material and out of opti... | Read More

    • Millennium Chess - An Introduction

      In this blog series, I will be doing a study on a little-known chess variant called Millennium Chess, or Millennium 3D Chess. In this first post, I will briefly explain the game and some of its basics as they relate to the original game. Millenni... | Read More

      • ijgeoffrey
      • | Jul 5, 2015
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    • Sac the knight, salvage the draw - an epic battle

      An epic in which I commit several positional errors early on, saddling myself with weak isolated pawns while my opponent centralises a pair of powerful knights and leaves his dark squared bishop menacingly on the long diagonal, which then breaks d... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Jul 5, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... 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 »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    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 »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »