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  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Horrible Mistake'

    Many comments on my previous articles have noted that while my Monday column is fun, it provides little in the way of chess instruction.  That's clearly true. As an intermediate player, I've got decent general chess knowledge, but I have to... | Read More

  • How To Play The Chinese Dragon

    In the early 21st century, a new permutation of the evergreen Sicilian Dragon appeared: rather than place the queen's rook, obviously, on the open c-file, to put it instead on the closed b-file, supporting an advance of the b-pawn: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3... | Read More

  • When White Avoids the Benoni: The Vaganian Gambit

    After the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5, not every player of the white pieces agrees to take up the baton and confront the Benoni Defense or the Benko Gambit by playing 3.d5. Some may prefer to send the game toward the quieter English Opening by playing ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Elephant Gambit

      ELEPHANT GAMBIT 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5   INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction The Elephant Gambit, also known a... | Read More

    • Develop and Destroy

      It is after a long hiatus that I am writing this blog post. The preceding months of summer vacations had brought a halt to the classes. It was not until the last week of June that I was able to take a class. In the meantime, I had heard from the ... | Read More

      • aayush1998
      • | Jul 4, 2015
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    • Road to 2k: Ruy Lopez and Pressure Application

      When I first started out in May 2015, the first thing I wanted to learn was openings.  The reason for this is (from someone who was completely out of the scene 6 weeks ago verse you guys who probably forgot what that is like) is because openings ... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • If you're using chess.com to share 960 games, don't use Chrome

      I've been troubled by a bug in my chess.com blog entries and forum posts — when sharing 960 games, sometimes castling places the kings and rooks on the wrong squares. The bug isn't in chess.com's publishing tools, it's in Chrome's interaction w... | Read More

    • Chess Informant 124 "AD PORTAS"

      Chess Informant 124 VENI VIDI VICI is "at the gate". Unveiled today, it brings amazing amount of first-rate material.  Morozevich on Taimanov Sicilian (see bellow) Harikrishna (winner of Edmonton International, see News section!) with the select... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... 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 »