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  • 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Feb 1, 2013

    When I get asked generic questions on the show about improvement, there's about an 80% chance that I already have at least one Novice Nook containing a much more comprehensive answer than I could easily cover on the air. This, of course, makes me ... | Read More

  • My Bookshelf- "Dynamic Chess Strategy" by Mihai Suba

    Hi all. As you know if you read my last article, I am starting a new column. Because many people have asked me for recommendation of good chess books, I will be covering a different book each week. The only thing the books have in common is that t... | Read More

  • English Opening, Botvinnik System

    Glob said: “While I played a lot when I was younger, I stopped playing chess for several years. I got back into chess via chess.com and after playing for a while here (chess.com rating around 1500), I decided it was time to play some classical g... | Read More

    • A Warning to Beginners

      Ok, there is a site called wikihow.com. On that site there are some accurate articles and the majority of the articles there are accurate -- but in the chess section -- it is an entire different story. The "advice" is oversimplified at best and do... | Read More

    • Anaylzing Sam shalkland vs d Hassell

      1.C4 this is the English opening -C5 the symmetrical line 2. Nc3 there are 3 options here Nf3 the most popular, Nc3 and G3, -G6 3.G3 the most played move –Bg7 4.Bg2 just developing and getting ready to castle. 5. Nf3 getting ready to Castle ... | Read More

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    • Chess Tip

      General Chess Tips - Openings Chess Tip #1: Opening Choice Make sure you choose openings that fit your style.  If you are a tactical player, do not choose the English opening with white, and the French Defense with black, for instance. Chess Tip... | Read More

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    • English Opening vs. King's Indian

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    • Chess Book Openings, ECO Volume A

      A chess reference video of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO), Volume A, including the following: English Opening, Benoni Defense, Dutch Defence, Réti, Opening, Benko Gambit, Old Indian Defense, Bird's Opening, Irregular openings, and more... | Read More

  • Siclian

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  • 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 »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... 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 »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »