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    • Book Review: "Journey to the Chess Kingdom"

      By WGM Natalia Pogonina Best FIDE rating: 2508 Journey to the Chess Kingdom, 2014 Publisher: Chess EvolutionAuthors: GM Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-83-934656-6-8 Pages: 284 Language: EnglishCover price: $26.... | Read More

    • The Caro-Kann Defense

      Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the Caro-Kann Defense. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Don't be overwhelmed. By no means should all of these variations be memorized, nor do I plan to do s... | Read More

    • The Computer is Wrong!

          In our modern chess world, computers are now regarded as superior to humans. Although they are very quick in tactics, there are some positions where they are completely (not a little bit, but completely!) off. For example, I was toying with... | Read More

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      • | Aug 23, 2014
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    • Komodo 7x vs Stockfish 170514 - King's Indian Defense, Sämisch w/ 5...Nc6

      This is a game played between two chess engines, namely Komodo 7x and Stockfish 170514 from the TCEC Season 6 Superfinal 2014 - Thoresen Chess Engines Competition. The opening played between these two chess programs was the King's Indian defense, ... | Read More

    • lebesgue72 vs. pachecao2007: Caro-Kann 8/12/14

      Hi again! This is a game I played today. I tried to learn a bit more about the Caro-Kann. Already from move 2, I had no idea what to do. I opted for a d6-c6 structure, with the dark-squared bishop fianchetooed. The light-squared one did too, event... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Aug 12, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Rules of chess

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    Summary. White best openings..from better to the best 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 1. d4 Nf6 2... Read More »

  • Chess Engines

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    A chess engine is a computer program which is capable of playing a game of chess.  Chess engines do not usually have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and are designed to be used with a separate GUI.  Commercial chess programs normally ha... Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »