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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

    • Analysing My Own Games: Minority Attack

      One well played correspondence game exceeds a thousand mindless blitz games. I was very happy with my play in Round 9 of the 22nd Thematic Caro Kann tournament. This win with Black moves me to 7.0/9.0.   I was able to implement an instructive M... | Read More

    • Youtube: Partida Comentada Defensa Caro Kann B16

      Un nuevo video, ¡ que lo disfruten ! Suscríbete a mi canal , hay más partidas comentadas StarThanatos | Read More

    • Contender Series 13-2

      Game 3: *The below text happen right as I was making my first move in this game.*HowDoIChangeMyName: Benoni or KID?HowDoIChangeMyName: nvmX_PLAYER_J_X: well I opened with lol 1.e4HowDoIChangeMyName: lolX_PLAYER_J_X: lolHowDoIChangeMyName: its ... | Read More

    • Analysing My Own Games: Converting an extra piece

      Round 7 of the finals of the 22nd Thematic Caro Kann has gone very well for me. With White I won after my opponent made a tactical blunder on move 14, allowing me to move to 5.0/7.0.   The game was instructive for me in how to convert an extra ... | Read More

    • NEU Chess League Round 1 Analysis

      My college chess club is playing a 4 or 5 round swiss over the semester. Due to some IMO bad pairings, I was paired with this girl - who was probably in top 4 strongest players in the club. I'm probably the 5th or 6th strongest. The time controls... | Read More

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Video Lessons

  • trrrraps

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    Hi! I'm ChessMaciej. Let's start witch this chess trap: Ok. Now this Caro-Kann trap: And this Caro-Kann trap: Ok. Now this trap: Ok. Bye! Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... 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 »