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  • Heritage in Modern Play, Part 5

    World Champion Tigran Petrosian is well known for his positional exchange sacrifices. A less known strategic idea that appeared in several of his games is the bishop exchange for the c3 knight in the King's Indian Defense (KID). In the KID, the da... | Read More

  • Ashes! Ashes! The Flag is Falling Down at Death Match 19

    In 1882, Australian cricketers came to London and won a test match in England for the first time ever. "The Ashes" of English cricket tradition were transported back with the victors to the Southern Hemisphere.  The two countries continue t... | Read More

  • Typical Positions. Part 4.

    Not all openings require knowledge of specific lines; this is especially true for 1.d4 openings. I have been playing 1.d4 for many years now and with minimum energy spent on openings, I manage to get high scores vs like-rated opponents. This is pr... | Read More

  • Book review: ZUKA

    Fight the King's Indian, Gruenfeld, and Dutch defenses with ZUKA by David Rude.Thinker's press, Inc. 2012, Davenport, IA. 44e0 pages, ISBN: space 101888710-63-2 $29.95 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gr%C3%BCnfeld-Defenses-stand-alone-cohesive-... | Read More

  • Tactics, Tactics, Floating in the Air

    IMPORTANT: [At the end of the puzzles, you should click MOVE LIST so you can see my instructive notes and variations. If you are having trouble solving a problem, just click SOLUTION, and then MOVE LIST. Even if you solve everything, DO click MOVE... | Read More


    • Chess.com Survey Result:What's Your Favorite Opening Against 1. d4?

      I came accros this survey today on the top page of chess.com and voted for QDA. But I'm still learning a lots of things in Openings and the main reason why I voted for it is I simply have not known other openings very well. This kind of surveys wi... | Read More

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      • | Feb 27, 2014
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    • Feb paper text only

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More

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      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More

    • A New Defense to the Dutch Defense

      Here is a game where I tried out a new setup to take on the Dutch Defense. I've included some annotations and welcome feedback. | Read More

      • Larceny
      • | Feb 1, 2014
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    • ARONIAN IS THE WINNER OF TATA STEEL 2014

            Tata Steel 2014 has finished. This year it was in different format, there was no c-group instead there were Challengers and Masters Groups. In the strongest group it was notable the absence of three very strong players Magnus Carlsen, Vla... | Read More

      • Pancevski
      • | Jan 29, 2014
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      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 0-0(continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »