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  • 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

  • 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


    • 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

    • Bird v Karo-Cann

      Trying to get back to annotating my games. This one is short which makes it easier. White opened with the bird, and my response was the Dutch variation as it is the Dutch defense reversed. Of course, white has the next move not black.  My oppone... | Read More

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    • Tournament Adventures: Columbia Open and Breaking 2300

      It's been a while since I've been able to post. Fortunately, the reason is that I've simply been too busy playing chess  This past weekend (August 15th-17th) I had the pleasure of playing in the Columbia Open run by the Columbia Chess Club (www.... | Read More

    • lebesgue72 vs. meke: Dutch defense: 8/13/14

      Hi! This is a game i played today. It was a dutch defense game. I gained space on the queenside, and eventually got good squares for my knights. This would not have happened had black played e5 on move 12. Instead of doing that, black moved to ope... | Read More

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      • | Aug 13, 2014
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    • Veselin Topalov vs Francisco Vallejo Pons - 41st Chess Olympiad 2014 - Round 3

      This is the round 3 game between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, and Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain from the 41st Chess Olympiad Open 2014 which is held in Tromsø, Norway. A slow positional build presents itself out of the Dutch defense, and as dee... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »