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    • Winning Pawn Structures: Attacking f7 with the IQP: Part 2

      In this blog, I am going to finish out the games displaying the IQP's attacking potential against f7/f2 with a couple more games from Baburin's Winning Pawn Structures. We ended last time with Botvinnik's classic game featuring a knight sacrifice ... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jul 30, 2015
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    • Winning Pawn Structures: Attacking f7 with the IQP: Part 1

      Baburin's Winning Pawn Structures is an absolutely fantastic investigation of the Isolated Queen's Pawn structures. I first encountered this book several years ago and immediately fell in love with the IQP structure owning largely to Baburin's cl... | Read More

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      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • Spassky vs. Bronstein, Amsterdam 1956 1-0

      This series is all about famous Grandmaster Games, which I, a 2000 USCF player, will attempt to analyze. Today I want to look at a very interesting, but not well known, game between GM's Boris Spassky and  Bronstein.    Both were exceedingly... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Jul 15, 2015
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    • Botvinnik vs. Capablanca AVRO 1938, 1-0

      This series is all about famous Grandmaster Games, which I, a 2000 USCF player, will attempt to analyze. Today, I wanted to examine the classic game Botvinnik vs. Capablanca, played in the prestigous AVRO tournament of 1938.  Botvinnik, then a ... | Read More

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      • | Jul 15, 2015
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    • My Own Top 10

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Video Lessons



  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Alatortsev, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev (Alatorcev) (1909-1987), pronounced "a LAH tart sev", was a Russian International Master (1950), International Arbiter (1953),  and Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster (1983).  He was born in Turki, Saratov oblast... Read More »

  • Canada

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    Chess has been played in Canada since at least 1759.  General Sir John Hale and General Wolfe played chess during the taking of Quebec in 1759.  The Montreal Chess Club was founded in 1844.  The Canadian Chess Association (CCA) was ... Read More »

  • Thomas, George Alan

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    George Alan Thomas (1881-1972) was a British chess champion in 1923 and 1934, 7-time British badminton champion (he won 21 British badminton titles between 1903 and 1928),  and quarter-finalist tennis player at Wimbledon (1922).  He play... Read More »