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  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks

    QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: “I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More

  • Chess 025: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players, Part 2: Black vs. 1.c4, 1.Nf3, and Others

    Dear Chess.com Members, After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its fifth college-like chess course! Our college-like courses provide the best and most effective chess education available online. I... | Read More

  • Saint-Amant

        Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant     (also written:  Pierre Charles-Fournié de Saint-Amant)         After the death of La Bourdonnais, the mantle of     leading chess player of France fell upon the shoulders... | Read More

  • Learn beneficial openings to improve in chess

    Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More


    • A Blitz win in English

      I have been stuyding some games by Karpov on how to play English opening, and today I got a chance to employ it in a Blitz game. I am Black, and I followd the game between Kasparov and Karpov from their world championship game for the first 10 mo... | Read More

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      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • S. Tartakover - M. Frentz, Paris 1933, English Opening

      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 11, page 55: King in the Center.  I'm using the blog feature to help me view these games later on using my iPad.... | Read More

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      • | Apr 9, 2015
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    • Student Game Analysis #1: Capablanca's Rule

      Clmonat is a student of mine who is new to competitive chess. He recently played his first over the board tournament, and in the process earned himself a respectable published rating of 1007. He finished 1.0 of 4, which is considerably more impres... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 7, 2015
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    • Be A Man With A Plan

      By presentation of some games I would like to show you how important it is to know at least the basics of chess theory and,Of course, how important it is to have any game plan. It is also important to note that this is not a high level games but... | Read More

    • top 10 openings

      10 giucco piano 9 english opening 8french defence 7 danish gambit 6 nimzowitch 5nimzo indian 4 ings indian attack 3 sicillian najdorf 2 ruy lopez 1 qeens gambit and stonewall attack | 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 »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... 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 »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Wade Defense

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    The Wade Defence is a chess opening characterised by the initial moves: 1. d4 d62. Nf3 Bg4The position can also arise from the move order 1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Bg4. The opening is named after British IM Bob Wade[1] (1921–2008), originall... Read More »