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  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.

         The Sokolsky Opening 1. b4 (also known as the Polish opening, Polish Attack, Orangutan) relates to the closed openings and is considered an irregular opening. It ranks ninth in popularity and is seldom played in top-level games and officia... | Read More

  • 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


    • Standard chess game with commentary - Dutch Defense, Leningrad

      I played a standard chess game with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Dutch Defense, Leningrad variation. http://youtu.be/qhXeIAWnX5E | Read More

    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 5 - Don't Play the Dutch against Wojtaszek

      Polish GM Radoslav Wojtaszek reach a second victory in the tournament. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com This time was defeated Fabiano Caruana, the second-rated chess player of the world. As in the game with Carlsen was played Dutch def... | Read More

    • How well you know opening names #1

      1st Ruy Lopez 2nd Max Lange attack 3rd Dutch defense - clasic line Hope you enjoyed solving this one. If you like it please let me know in the comments. If you want me to do more of these than I will do another one. | Read More

      • Vojtcz
      • | Jan 4, 2015
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    • Destroying the Bird

      I don't play against the bird very often. However I have been playing the Dutch defense a fair amount lately, and the bird is a lot like the Dutch defense with colors reversed. So what I did shortly after the first move was ask myself, what annoys... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jan 1, 2015
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    • The modern-dutch checkmate hybrid

      Gigi sent me one of his recent games. A pretty and short checkmate. His opponent started with the modern defense and then he changed his mind and transposed to the dutch defense, but it weakened his position and after a bad recapture Gigi gave th... | 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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

  • king's indian attack and defense

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

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »