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  • Can You Find These Classic Combinations?

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | 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

  • Spicy Gambits

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • Is Magnus Carlsen The LeBron James Of Chess?

    Who is the LeBron James of chess? The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship. LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More

  • Beat The Symmetry!

    Last week, we discussed that in good hands a symmetrical position can be a very dangerous weapon. But judging by my own experience, it is more common that chess players try to use symmetry to achieve a draw playing against stronger opponent or whe... | Read More


    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 2: Openings for White

      Let's get into more detail about my method. Know your openings thoroughly! Surprise! Openings are important at all levels. Well, unless you happen to be more talented than your opponent. But I’m assuming that some of my readers are not talente... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.24.2015 - day 165

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Guenther Beikert in the French Cup Final in Lyon in 1991: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Roberts Grants in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1965: Black to move and mate... | Read More

    • Memorial Day 2015--The Navy Hymn

      In honor of Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, I offer this article on The Navy Hymn, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save". Here is the song sung by The U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters: https://youtu.be/Bnm-4kSLKdI The original words were written as a poem ... | Read More

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    • Observations on the French Defense

      I've been studying the French defense, hoping to add it to my opening repertiore.  It's an interesting opening and I'd like to share my comments on one of the games I've been studying.  It's a game won by Nimzovitch, the author of the classic "M... | Read More

      • chessmunz2
      • | May 22, 2015
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    • Chess Structures in Practice - Carlsbad Structure

      It’s been a while since I finished writing Chess Structures, but I like the topic so much that I keep coming back to it – I know how much it improved my understanding of chess. I follow games on Chessbomb pretty much daily and I really enjoy... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • 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 »