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  • Tactics Or Positional Play? The Ladies Teach Chess

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More

  • The Chess Uppercut

    One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Today we are going to ... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: The Good Old Days

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More


    • First Blog (Chess 960)

      Recent comments I have made concerning chess 960. Well I don't know. According to Otto-Von-Zoliccau's report in the forums, about 22 % of players are now playing 960 as well as classical chess. That is pretty significant. There also seem to be al... | Read More

    • How I came to play Chess (Part 1)

      When I was very young, I had a friend Carl, who lived near my Grandma. I was so young that for many years now I have not been able to remember his surname.  Carl and I used to play chess when I visited Grandma.   When I was five we moved away f... | Read More

    • Developing King-side destruction vs Black

      Just wanted to share with everyone my recent success with attacking black's Kingside. If you play it correctly, 1.d4 allows you attack kingside so rapidly that black barely has a chance to defend. In this game, black castles kingside and opens th... | Read More

    • London System

      This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about.   What is the London System? The London System is an opening for white that is ultra solid. The London System i... | Read More

    • Hippopotamus Defence

       This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. What is the Hippopotamus Defence? The Hippopotamus Defence is a line played with the black pieces which is consi... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »