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  • The Tale Of Two Emory Tates

    In last week's article we paid tribute to a creative chess player and a nice person, IM Emory Tate. As a man who played Emory many times, I can tell you that a game with him was always just like our life according to Forrest Gump. Remember his f... | Read More

  • How To Learn An Opening And More member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More

  • 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

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... | Read More

    • SGFI National 2014

      In 2014 I played my first and last School games National level tournament.I played three games against low rated players and i lost in two games .That time my elo level was about 1300 . I was not know chess openings and how to calculate etc. So it... | Read More

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    • Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #4

      Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms.  #4   ‘Carpe Diem’.  Chess is a game in which to ‘seize the day’.   Chess is a game and different from your every day occupation and employment.  Many players make the mistake of bringing their ordinary... | Read More

    • Put to the Test: Akobian’s French

      Check out the original post here! Last Saturday, Nicholas N. asked “Is there a chance you have a game with the French Defense winning?” Unfortunately, I’m not a French player, and because I haven’t played 1 e4 since I was in elementary s... | Read More


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      • | Nov 9, 2015
    • Flexible Planning – What to do When out of Book

      Check out my original post here! No matter how much you study theory, someone will always find a way to get out of your opening knowledge against you in a tournament game. How you handle those positions will largely determine the outcome of the ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... 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 »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »