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AlishiDefense
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  • How To Play The Mar del Plata

    Dear readers: I will be continuing to cover opening variations in my column, but a slight shift will be made. Rather than looking at the historical developments of whole openings, I will be covering specific lines -- and not as much from a histori... | Read More

  • Beat The Symmetry!

    Last week, we discussed that in good hands a symmetrical position can be a very dangerous weapon. But judging by my own experience, it is more common that chess players try to use symmetry to achieve a draw playing against stronger opponent or whe... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | 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


    • Playing the Classical Slav Defense

           Hello Chess Fans, Today we'll explore a very solid defensive opening for Black against 1.d4 - The Slav Defense.  It has several advantages against the Queen's Gambit that we'll look at and has been adopted by World Champion GrandMaste... | Read More

    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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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

    • To Hydrolock, or not?

      Not being a scientist myself don't act so surprised I reached out to some area gardening experts (who shall remain anonymous so I don't end up with dirt in my eye) to seek casual input and to see if anyone's had any experience with these type prod... | Read More

      • tianfloc
      • | Apr 23, 2015
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    • Breaking out of the Maroczy Bind in The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon - Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest weapon against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defence 1...c4. The Dragon and Accelerated Dragon are Black's most direct counterattacking schemes in the Sicilian, where a fianchettoed bishop on g7 exerts a powerful infl... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... 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 »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • 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 »