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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


    • DC Int'l Round 1: Hard-fought draw against strong Swiss IM

      The DC International is off to a solid start. This is the first game I played against a strong IM from Switzerland, who played the Dutch defense. Though I had some winning chances at the end, I missed a huge opportunity in time pressure and he e... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Jun 25, 2015
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    • My Mona Lisa

      The following game is probably the best game I ever played, since I only did sound moves while my opponent defended well (he even had 100 FIDE rating points more than me). In my attack versus with Dutch Defense (2.Bg5) my opposite was all the game... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jun 14, 2015
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    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 3: Openings for Black

      In this part, I will discuss choosing openings for Black. This is much more straightforward than figuring out what to do as White. There are "many roads to Rome," as it were. The main question you need to ask yourself is: are you more interested ... | Read More

    • My best games 004 - Dutch Defense *2

      Hi all. I have been see Magnus Carlsen playing the Dutch Defense. So, people is starting to play it more. Here, I will show you 2 examples about "How to beat the Dutch".     Second One:   Thanks.   Always at your service. AK. | Read More

      • AngelKing7
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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    • T. Petrosian - V. Korchnoi, Leningrad 1946, Dutch Defense

      I'm trying to post some games I'm studying from Irvin Chernev's book The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.  This is Game 14, page 67: A Touch of Jujitsu.  I'm using the blog feature to help me view these games later on using my iPad.... | Read More

      • kramercito
      • | Apr 12, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... 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 »