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  • Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... | Read More

  • Requiem for a Romantic

    Chess is a reflection of life. Our modern lives go faster and so too do the time controls we play today. When I tell kids that I played the so-called Capablanca's time control (two hours and 30 minutes for the first 40 moves) and then the game wou... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 17, 2013

    On today's show the great majority of questions involved getting better at chess, and most involved openings (with a smattering of endgames thrown in). I think many players have this "improvement model" in their head where they memorize an opening... | Read More

  • Learn beneficial openings to improve in chess

    Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 24, 2013

    Right after the show tonight my wife and I ran out for the 3-D showing of Star Trek: Into Darkness. It was a good movie - we've come a long way in portraying science fiction on the big screen. Ironically I started watching Star Trek about the sam... | Read More


    • Openings

      What do you think the best opening is? I like to use Caro Kann or the Giuoco Piano. | Read More

      • coolpet
      • | Feb 26, 2015
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    • Rare Caro Kann sideline with 1.e4 c6 2.Qf3?!

      When I have the black pieces I frequently play the Caro Kann defence. Today I was faced with a very rare and rather dubious sideline, which I had not encountered before. Here is the game with annotations by me, with the help of Shredder11: Acc... | Read More

    • Left, Right KO Combo

      Time: 15/10 ECO code: ?? (see note below) White concludes with a double piece sac. PS: I can't find this variation of the Caro Kann anywhere ??  It's Blackmar Diemer applied to  the Caro. (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 dxe4 4.f3).    | Read More

    • How Vote Chess Should Work--An Example and Guidance

      Though I was on the losing team in this game, after the game the victors (Chess Improvement Club) graciously posted their discussion throughout the game. Though our team did the same, I am choosing to show the winning team's discussion as I found ... | Read More

      • kcsmith169
      • | Jan 2, 2015
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    • Allowing Extreme Counterplay- Mirroring Morozevich's 'madness'

      At the recently concluded Toa Payoh West CC Rapid Open, a dominant FM Jarred Neubronner cleaned out the field with a  perfect 7/7 score, claiming the $300 first prize with consumate ease. When I reached the venue, it was already Round 6 and the ... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Dec 8, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • King's Indian Attack

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      The King's Indian Attack (KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White, most notably used by Bobby Fischer. Its typical formation is shown in the diagram to the right.It is an attacki... Read More »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... Read More »