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  • More Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    In last week's article, we saw that breaking the classical rules of play in the openings is one of the cardinal sins of less experienced players. Another common problem that you can find in their games is missing basic tactical ideas. ... | Read More

  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

    [Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.] CELEBRITIES GONE WILD 1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More

  • Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    The World Youth Championship that took place in Greece last month was a great showcase of the best young chess players from all around the world. It also demonstrated the typical mistakes many young players make. While today we are going to... | Read More

  • Happy!

    © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website | Read More

    • A favorable King's Gambit Episode on IECC

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      • chesspnoi
      • | Nov 30, 2015
    • Sicilian Defence, GoDiva Variation

      DUDE isn't the Go Diva Variation a chick line? Totally Bro! WTF What is the Go Diva Variation? The Godiva Variation is a line played in the Sicilian Defence against 1.e4 (Kings Pawn Opening). Gurls love playing the GO DIVA VARIATION ECO co... | Read More

    • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Final Report

      NICK KARLOW I won my last round against National Master Nick Karlow.  The game started slowly, with nothing traded until after move 20, then fireworks ensued, and I was able to weave my way through the complications to victory! The ratings held... | Read More

      • gmfinegold
      • | Nov 29, 2015
    • Sicilian Defence

      Theme Song Background Music: To help describe your opponents. What is the Sicilian Defence? The Sicilian Defence is a line played as black against 1.e4 (King Pawn Opening). Take a journey with me into the Sicilian Defence. The starting ... | Read More

    • Philidor Defence

      Theme Song Background Music: To help with the sorrow.  The Fighting Philidor Why do we call it the Fighting Philidor? Well we will answer this question later. Lets start at the beginning! What is the Philidor Defence? The Philido... | Read More