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  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.

         The Sokolsky Opening 1. b4 (also known as the Polish opening, Polish Attack, Orangutan) relates to the closed openings and is considered an irregular opening. It ranks ninth in popularity and is seldom played in top-level games and officia... | Read More

  • Formation Attack Strategies Book (June 2012)

    Formation Attack Strategies The much awaited sequel to the best selling book, “Formation Attacks”, has arrived. “Formation Attack Strategies” is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 579 fabulous attack games from a... | Read More

  • The 2014 Holly Heisman Memorial Charity Chess Tournament

    My first wife, Susan Hollis (Holly) Bloom Heisman, passed away of breast cancer in Oct 1994. Among her social work jobs had been working with battered wives and runaway teens. She also did extensive volunteering for the American Cancer Society (I ... | Read More

  • Ask a Chess Openings Expert!

    Dear Ask-a-Chess-Openings-Expert, My husband and I were planning on taking a trip next month to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary, but my mother refuses to watch the kids ever since Timmy put her cat in the refrigerator.  Bill, my husban... | Read More


    • Elaine Saunders Pritchard

      Born in 1926, Elaine Saunders was a celebrated prodigy in the 1930s, and her exploits were well documented in British chess periodicals of the time. On 29 February 1952 she married the chess writer David Brine Pritchard (CHESS, April 1952, page 12... | Read More

    • THE SUPREME CHESS MASTERS - From Them We learned

      The purpose of this blog is that through  the  games of old chess masters, gain insight into a classic chess openings and thereby to have a better understanding for moderns and hyper-moderns chess openings. So, in the romantic manner, let We jus... | Read More

    • Pairwise comparison of chess opening variations

      SUMMARY: Pairwise comparisons show that there is no difference between the B70 Sicilian Defense/Dragon Variation and the B90 Sicilian Defense/Najdorf Variation in terms of the probability vector. The data are consistent with our null hypothesis t... | Read More

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    • Ruy Lopez - Pilnik Variation

      Learn the main idea behind the Pilnik Variation of the Ruy Lepez chess opening.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara    | Read More

    • Ruy Lopez, Worral Attack

      Learn the main idea behind playing the Worrall Attack, a attacking line from out of the Ruy Lopez chess opening.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrar... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Siclian

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    THIS IS A CRAPPY SHIT OPENING WITH  A FUCKING FART ASS GUN HAHA Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »