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  • The Hardest Move To Make

    The inspiration for today's article was rather unusual.  Recently, I was lying in bed when a peculiar memory invaded the sleepy recesses of my mind. I recalled an unusual and astute piece of advice given to me by GM Alexander Kali... | Read More

  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Read More

  • Bent Larsen's Monster

    Today we will be taking a look at what is, on the surface, a grotesque combination of Bird's Opening and the Orangutang. Combining these two obscure openings might seem to create a monster worthy of Dr. Moreau -- or perhaps Dixon Bainbridge of The... | Read More

  • How To Play The Stonewall Dutch

    Today we will be looking at a completely different landscape on the chess board compared to last week's King's Indian structure: the light-square focus of the Dutch Stonewall. The Stonewall is not a specific series of moves so much as a set... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 2

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshell ex... | Read More


    • Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

      I was recommended "Chess Structures: A GrandMaster Guide" by Mauricio Flore Rios and after a scan of the book I immediately purchased it.   Some books you read the first page and you instantly feel enthusiatic to work through it. This is one su... | Read More

    • D09: Queen's Gambit Refused: Albin Countergambit, Fianchetto Variation, Bg4 Line

      Analysis, annotation, comments, and/or discussion are welcome.   | Read More

    • CCD - First Branch

      The First Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 2". At this point it is white to move. In the last article I showed the starting position of the Clarendon Court. The starting position happens after white plays 2.d5. However, no one is forcing... | Read More

    • The ECO First 5 Volumes

      A White first moves other than 1.e4, 1.d4 (A00–A39) 1.d4 without 1...d5 or 1...Nf6: Atypical replies to 1.d4 (A40–A44) 1.d4 Nf6 without 2.c4: Atypical replies to 1...Nf6 (A45–A49) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 without 2...e6 or 2...g6: Atypical Indian syst... | Read More

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    • Lines of the Benoni

      Old Benoni Defense: A43 1.d4 c5 A44 1.d4 c5 2.d5 e5 Benoni Defense: A56 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 (includes Czech Benoni) A57–A59 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 (Benko Gambit) A60 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 A61 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »