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  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • How To Play A Brilliancy

    Every serious chess player dreams of creating his own Mona Lisa — a game so beautiful and memorable that he will look back on it for the rest of his career.  Unfortunately, many players tend to equate the word brilliancy with fou... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | 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

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More


    • An endgame position Rook+Bishop vs Two Knights

      The following diagram shows a position from the very interesting and complicated endgame type Rook+Bishop vs two Knights.  Black to move is winning in less than 50 moves...                             White is tryin... | Read More

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      • | Apr 25, 2015
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    • Playing the Classical Slav Defense

           Hello Chess Fans, Today we'll explore a very solid defensive opening for Black against 1.d4 - The Slav Defense.  It has several advantages against the Queen's Gambit that we'll look at and has been adopted by World Champion GrandMaste... | Read More

    • My Biggest Win to Date

      After a long break from blogging and only playing sporadically, I am happy to share a game I played in a recent rapid tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. Although it isn't my cleanest win, it is certainly my biggest, taking down a player rated ... | Read More

    • Second tournament match: a draw (1.5/2)

      Hi again, yesterday night I played my second game in the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi, which finished in a draw after we both had our chances in a game that had a positional fight at first, then a tactical flash that finished in a major s... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Algebraic notation

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    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 »