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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a

    Is the Sicilian Wing Gambit and the French Defense a version of the Benko Gambit!? mcelsouza asked: I used to play the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3. I must say I played it due to my laziness (avoiding the Sicilian t... | Read More

  • The 5 Craziest Places to Play Chess

    Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings. Usually these games are played ... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Players Who Have Saved The World From Gigantic Meteorites

    Hello chess.com readers!  I'm absolutely thrilled to share with you some groundbreaking research on the little understood link between world chess champions and intergalactic debris avoidance.  You see, ever since there have been chessplayers t... | Read More


    • This is Ukraine today – October 19: Malaysian aircraft Boeing-777 flight MH17 over eastern Ukr

      This is Ukraine today – October 19: Malaysian aircraft Boeing-777 flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was brought down by pro-Russian separatists Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Gre... | Read More

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      • | Oct 21, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – October 18: Russia's intelligence agencies are making their agents (Ru

      This is Ukraine today – October 18: Russia's intelligence agencies are making their agents (Russian nationalists) penetrate the ranks of the National Guards of Ukraine Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arriv... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Oct 21, 2014
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    • My game against GM Bartel

      Hello, I would like to show my game against the polish grandmaster Mateusz Bartel. We met last weekend in the German Bundesliga. I tried the French defence first time against a high-level player. I cannot be satisfied with the result but we play... | Read More

      • Medvegy
      • | Oct 20, 2014
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    • My best Tournament

      Hello internet I recently competed in the Hales Corners Challenge XX. It was a very well organized tournament with very good competition in the Open section that I was playing in which included a few NMs and even as IM. Overall I was pretty ecstat... | Read More

      • gow488
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • How to open a closed Sicilian.

      Hello everyone! Today i finished another interesting game i had this days and i want to share it with you. My favorite defence against e4 is the Sicilian and as a Sicilian player i like this semi closed approach of game trying to control center fr... | Read More

      • Stavros_34
      • | Oct 12, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »

  • Greek gift

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    The Greek gift sacrifice it a classic bishop sacrifice on h7. The most common opening used in the Greek Gift is the French defense. There are more variations than that, but those are the basic. Try it out in your blitz games! Read More »

  • Telegraph

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      The first telegraph match was played between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in  November, 1844, linked by the first American telegraph.  In 1845, Staunton and Hugh Kennedy, playing from Gosport, Portsmouth Harbor, played two telegraph gam... Read More »