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  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • 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


    • A quick morning puzzle

      A couple of months ago, I had a rare occasion to play against a fellow Australian in the 4NCL league match weekend in England. The Aussie in question is IM Justin Tan, an extremely talented young player who probably hasn't received the attention h... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • A Better Way to Remeber Openings

      We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle   How often do you study an opening line: say the best responses to all Black's 6th move alternatives in the Tolush-Geller Gambit in the Slav Defense. You spend perhaps hours looking though the databas... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jun 27, 2015
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    • Learning from a Loss

      Background This past Wednesday, I played an OTB game against, National Master Jesse James Lozano. The tournament we are playing in holds one game every Wednesday with a G/90;d5 time control. We each had 2.0 point after two rounds, and faced eac... | Read More

      • bwtaylor
      • | Jun 18, 2015
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    • In Remembrance of killercrab, my Dearest Friend

      I am deeply saddened to announce that killercrab is no more.  I know that it may seem like the world is over, but we can persevere by letting killercrab live on in our memories.  Let me share some of his most cherished moments:         ... | Read More

    • Drawing Rates in Chess Pt.1 - Time Matters!

      Welcome all to my new blog! I’ve been thinking of creating a blog for some time now, but it’s only been recently that I found the time to put one together. I had many ideas of what to write about, but I finally settled on a blog about the st... | 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 »