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  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: A History

    We turn our attention to a defense that has been known for its solidity from the very beginning: the Caro-Kann Defense. Surely the moves 1.e4 c6 have been played in casual games long ago -- probably soon after the modern rules of chess were inst... | Read More

  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More


    • Second tournament match: a draw (1.5/2)

      Hi again, yesterday night I played my second game in the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi, which finished in a draw after we both had our chances in a game that had a positional fight at first, then a tactical flash that finished in a major s... | Read More

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    • My Openings

      This is basically a list of the most common openings so I could play them in live chess games. Note that I chose the variations I'm most comftorable with. I know there are databases with all the different kinds of openings and variations. However... | Read More

    • Melik and Me: Special Episode - 4/16/14

      Today “Melik and Me” played out more like a late night talk show than the usual patzer/master instructional combo we've grown accustomed to. Our three favorite co-hosts teamed up in Melik's absence to throw a chess party (or ice cream ... | Read More

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      • | Apr 16, 2015
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    • Understanding the Grand Prix Attack

      Theme Song Background Music: To help absorb the information Lets begin our understanding of the Grand Prix Attack.To understand the Grand Prix Attack fully, You must first understand what the Grand Prix Attack looks like? In truth the Grand Pri... | Read More

    • Caro-Kann Star Fortress

      Two recent games have seen the return to the top level of a striking looking line of the Caro Kann Advanced Variation. In response to 4.h4 the move 4...a6 has been played only a handful of times. It looks like something from the Chebanenko Slav, b... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... 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 »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »