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  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Chess Lessons Exposed

    Many players dream of getting chess lessons, though they aren’t quite sure what it would be like. The fact is, the experience (for both the student and teacher) depends on several factors: Question: Does the student want to learn or does h... | Read More

  • 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

    • Introduction

      Hi, I am Christopher... I am an amateur chess player. All of my games are 51 per cent lost, but I mastered some tactics to win the games. Backstory... When I was 7, I am a normal child, playing all things, observing things, and messing stuffs. ... | Read More

    • Chess Thought Process: Introduction

      This series is about how masters build their thought process. What do they think, how do they think? The answer lies in this and the next few blogs... The question that pesters most amatuer chessplayers is: What to think and How to think? Althoug... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Aug 11, 2015
    • Caro Kann advanced centre ideas

      As a Caro Kann player, obviously i face the advanced variation pretty often. In fact I think the most common responses are the exchange, BF5 mainline, NF6 which is either a slugfest if gxn or grind out if exn, nd7 which I gets some interesting tac... | Read More

      • kingdeathv
      • | Aug 10, 2015
    • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #318: Caro-Kann Defense, Rasa-Studier Gambit Declined

      This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Caro-Kann Defense with white opting for the Rasa-Studier Gambit. The main idea with the Caro-Kann Defense is to mobilize the queen bishop, however one may have... | Read More

    • Analysing My Own Games (09/08/2015)

      I'm starting this ongoing section as an attempt to analyse my own games.   I'll aim to not use a computer, to record what I was thinking at the time, find improvements and reference games.   This is the hardest part of chess study for me, as... | Read More

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 »