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    Chess.com University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in Chess.com University seminars, only 10% to 15% of instruction in courses is delivered live. Previously taught courses are available in the independent-study f... | 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

  • "100 Soviet Chess Miniatures" by P.H. Clarke

    This week I will be covering a very interesting old book called 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures. The games were selected and annotated by P.H. Clarke. This book is particularly unique because the games are entirely by unknown players, and the games ar... | Read More

  • Chess in Alaska

    A funny thing happened on the way back to Serbia this year. I flew in to Budapest because tickets there were cheaper than to Belgrade. After spending a night there, I got on the train south and east to Novi Sad. I went into a cabin which had two o... | Read More

  • Knowing When to Pull the Trigger

    David Wagle writes- “This year I returned to the game (after a 10 year hiatus) and competition I love, with the hope of at least not embarrassing myself. And while I’ve played a few games where I did just that, this isn&rsquo... | Read More


    • Introducing 1. d4

      I am generally an e4 player, but slogging through Closed Sicilians all the time is getting to me. Seeing that my opponent played the Sicilian in the few games I found, I decided it was time to switch and settled on Trompowsky which I always though... | Read More

    • Studying The Opening: Find the "Typical" Ideas

      Unfortunately humans cannot study openings like computers (i.e. just play the move recommended by their opening database). It is important to study, and know, the most critical lines of the opening you are playing; but what happens when the oppone... | Read More

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    • Advanced Repertoire

      My Advanced Repertoire 2001-2200 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack                                      Halloween Gambit                     ... | Read More

    • Intermediate Repertoire

      My Intermediate Repertoire 1401-1700 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack against 1...e6 Kings Indian Attack against 1...c5 Kings Indian Attack Closed Sicilian against 1...c6 ... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense Against the Grand Prix Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will review yet another dangerous weapon White can execute against the Sicilian Defense - The Closed Sicilian: Grand Prix Attack.  Grand Prix in French means Grand Prize and White intends to go for the prized checkm... | Read More




  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Read More »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... 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 contro... Read More »