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  • The Two-Knight Advantage

    Two active bishops working in tandem are a mighty force. Indeed, the bishop's long range enables it to dominate vast swaths of the board, and to simultaneously play both a defensive and an attacking role. While the power of two bishops is... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 1

    When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games. Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More

  • The Longest Plan In Chess

    Chess is well known as a game of strategy. This is why it is prominently pictured in all kinds of television commercials that have to showcase long-term planning (e.g. insurance, banking, etc.). It is a popular myth among people who don't play c... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks, Part 2

    Last week, we deconstructed the elements of a successful attack through the lens of Garry Kasparov's magisterial attacking displays. Simply put, his tactical vision, calculation, and imagination were second to none. Garry would pounce on the sli... | Read More

    • Interesting concept - How to see moves ahead

      Found this intresting passage in the first lesson of the "Exclusively Checkmates" Chess Mentor course. Saving it here to review it:   For many of you it may seem almost superhuman for someone to be able to see three, four or five moves ahead in... | Read More

    • Make your chess Rock the enemy...

      i would like to see some thing about the importance of your opening in creating a hopefully lasting helpful imbalance in your own favour so u r better prepared 4 the middle game fight. something that says and shows people while u can never win ev... | Read More

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      • | Jan 7, 2015
    • Studying my own game

      Does anyone have tips about how to study my own games? Maybe I should go over games on a board and try to figure things out.  This is a game I played recently. I learned the Smith-Morra Gambit on Chess Mentor, but my oponent declined. So the gam... | Read More


      Indeed, placing the Knight at the central position is like a devastating cyclone for your opponent. In this Live Chess game, I managed to manipulate the role of a knight at the center.So basically, the purpose of the Knight at the center is to wi... | Read More


      The loop-8 tactic is just one of the other variations in chess from a simple king's knight variations. Loop-8 in the sense that there are 8 variations of this tactic that was made, developed and enhanced by other chess mentors. This tactic takes ... | Read More