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  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • The Velimirovic's Guide to the Modern Benoni

    In last week's article we discussed the chess heritage of GM Dragoljub Velimirovic. You probably noticed that all the games used for the article shared the same opening - the Sicilian Defense. This is, of course, not a coincidence s... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 2, 2014

    Bobby Fischer played 1st board for the US in four chess Olympiads, the final one being Siegen in 1970. In 1972, after beating Spassky, the first major event he skipped (and never played again!) was that summer's Olympiad in Skopje. Fischer also p... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: The Exchange Down

    I will begin a series of article on various endgames arising from the Open Sicilian. The endgames share certain characteristic features - especially the trade of White's d-pawn for Black's c-pawn, giving Black two center pawns against one. Black h... | Read More


    • Golden Gambits, Queen's Gambit Part 2

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the Queen's Gambit, this time we'll be going through the declined variation going over the e6 reply after c4. After we finish we'll decide if this Gambit's golden, or not.        ... | Read More

    • Annotated Standard #5 Nimzo-Indian Leningrad

      Edit 8/30: Very interesting to me that the fianchetto would have gotten almost the exact same position as the Queen's Indian in this video.  | Read More

    • How to Improve from 800-1300 Final

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to the last blog on the series "How to Improve from 800-1300" We've covered the three P's and the three T's so far and if you've missed those two please check them out. In this blog we'll be covering the most ... | Read More

    • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 1

      Chapter 1: Restricting the Enemy Pieces Technique No. 1, Paralyzing the knight with the duo of wing pawns. This puzzle is missing Black's fianchettoed Bishop. Just pretend it's there. | Read More

    • Best game of 2011 - Polgar - Annotated

      GM Sergey Shipov's annotations of the game:   Her beautiful sacrifice above (11...b5!!) set her up for a strategy that Judit used in her game against Timman in Malmo, 2000 (below). She utilized the long diagonal against an abandoned fianc... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Smith-Morra Gambit

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      The Smith-Morra Gambit (or simply Morra Gambit) is a gambit against the Sicilian Defence distinguished by the moves 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3. It is not common in grandmaster games, but at club level chess it can be an excellent weapo... Read More »

  • Anderssen's Opening

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    Anderssen's Opening is a defined by the opening move 1. a3.It is named after unofficial World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen, who played it three times in his 1858 match against Paul Morphy. While Anderssen was defeated decisively, the g... Read More »

  • Fianchetto

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    A fianchetto is when a bishop sits on the longest diagonal, usually behind the moved knight's pawn.                              Here is another type called extended fianchetto.                   ... Read More »