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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 2

    A VERY BASIC BENKO This continues the Classic Pawn Structure series as seen in Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a and Part 1b. In general, chess professionals know the ins and outs of every structure, non-titled experienced/strong pl... | Read More

  • The Velimirovic's Guide to the Modern Benoni

    In last week's article we discussed the chess heritage of GM Dragoljub Velimirovic. You probably noticed that all the games used for the article shared the same opening - the Sicilian Defense. This is, of course, not a coincidence s... | Read More


    • Ye Cannae Beat the Canny Scotch!

      Ch3ckm8 in 8!.... it was a braw bricht moonlicht nicht this Monday nicht at oor wee chess club. Below is a nice little trap in the Scotch Gambit that I was lucky to pull off in our Monday night rapid. (still had 8 minutes left on the old tick to... | Read More

    • MN Blitz Championship

      The 2014 Minnesota Blitz Championship was held on June 29. Over the past few years the attendance at the event had been declining, and this year the attendance reached a nadir as there were only 14 players there, and only two players over 2200 USC... | Read More

      • Bab3s
      • | Jul 9, 2014
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    • Hikaru Nakamara vs Boris Gelfand Anyalzation

      1. D4-Nf6 2.C4 there are 2 main lines here for black E6 Nimzo Indian and G6 kings Indian defense which you can turn into a Grunfield defense –G6. 3. Nc3 just developing pieces then –D5 black plays the grunfield here for white there are man... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Jul 9, 2014
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    • Anaylzing Sam shalkland vs d Hassell

      1.C4 this is the English opening -C5 the symmetrical line 2. Nc3 there are 3 options here Nf3 the most popular, Nc3 and G3, -G6 3.G3 the most played move –Bg7 4.Bg2 just developing and getting ready to castle. 5. Nf3 getting ready to Castle ... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Jul 7, 2014
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    • Preparations of an amateur IV: The National Championship

      In seven days, the most important tournament of the year takes place in Trondheim, Norway. It's the national championship, with nine rounds of chess to be played over eight days.  This blog is a way for me to collect my thoughts and preparations... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... 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 »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »