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  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

    Attacking 101: Volume #001 The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1000 to 1800 - the t... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Blitz Recipe

     Kasparov's My Great Predecessors series of books is a trove of invaluable information. Garry is a real King Midas of chess since whatever chess subject he touches, he turns into gold. Whether you want to improve your tactical skills, le... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jul 19, 2013

    Two of the questions on today's show were: 1) Give us an example of how you evalute a position, and 2) What do you think about the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 b6 (a fairly rare variation of the French Defense, Tarrasch Variation)? I did not have... | Read More

    • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

      Learn how to play with and against the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit chess opening.   Subscribe  @ Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara    | Read More

    • Halosar Trap -- Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

      Learn to play with and against the Halosar Trap of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit chess opening.   Subscribe  @ Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara    | Read More

    • Armenia-Australia 3-1

      "If you can draw with Aronian from the exchange down, you'll definitely have no problems against Magnus!" That was Aussie GM Ian Rogers' comment after my game with Levon Aronian. Quite a few people have complimented me on my 'inspired' exchange s... | Read More

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    • So what's your favorite opening?

      Compliments for supporting BK Academy of Chess:  50 Videos Covering Opening Theory  ECO Volume A - ECO Volume B - C20–C99: Open Game - A51: Budapest Gambit, Kieninger - Trap http... | Read More

    • The Halosar Trap & Co.

      Halosar Trap -- Blackmar-Diemer Gambit    Blackmar-Diemer Gambit    Staunton Gambit  | Read More

  • Diemer, Emil Josef

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    Emil Josef Diemer (1908-1990) was a German master who contributed to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, 1.d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3.f3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4.  In 1935/36 and 1936/37 he took first place in the Premier Reserves Major Tournament at Hastin... Read More »

  • Blackmar, Armand

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    Armand Blackmar (1826-1888) was a music professor, music publisher, and amateur chess player.  He established a music house in New Orleans during the Civil War.  He wrote Southern patriotic music such as the Dixie War Song (1861), the Be... Read More »