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    • 2014 Week 4 Review: Atlanta Kings vs. Baltimore Kingfishers

      Atlanta Kings vs. Baltimore Kingfishers 0.5-3.5 IM Carlos Perdomo (2400) - IM Tanguy Ringoir (2583) 0-1 View Game NM Damir Studen (2372) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) 0-1 View Game NM Richard Francisco (2382) - NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) 0-1 View G... | Read More

    • Reader Request: 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 D4

      Reader Request: What to Play after 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 d4 A Holistic View of the Opening. Disclaimer: I am an admitted amateur, who is attempting to study and learn this game myself. I am not qualified to provide solid analysis or move recommendation... | Read More

    • Low Level and Reality

      Sometime last week I decided that I wanted to learn the English Opening and that was going to be my Opening of choice. Like most of us low level players, when I made that commitment to myself, I had visions of grandure! The English was going to b... | Read More

    • Openings vs. Opening Systems

      Openings vs. Opening Systems By Dan Heisman for ChessCafe.com (Edited for just the King’s Indian information)   Quote of the Month: Just play these moves at the start of a game no matter what your opponent plays.   Let's tackle a relev... | Read More

    • Chess 025 Detailed Announcement

      *This post is almost the same as initial Chess 025 announcement but we've added details such as the syllabus and start time of the orientation session.* After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 9, 2014

  • Ruy Lopez

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    • | 1773 Reads

    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 »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    • | 35 Reads

    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    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

    • 333 Reads
    • | 333 Reads

    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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    • | 0 Reads

    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 »