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MesmorisingTactics
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    • Seafair Open 2014

      I started my comeback tournament exactly the way I had started my very first tournament:  by losing, in this case to a 1700 player.  I learned a number of things from this game.  Chess clocks have gotten a lot more complicated ("increment" and ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • The Fighting French

      The French Defense has many fans and this blog post is for them. I had a look to some of the games played last week in our beloved opening and decided on this one. There were many other interesting games, featuring experts such as So, Jobava, Agde... | Read More

      • NowInChess
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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    • My First FIDE Rated Classical Time Control Tournament!

      In the past few months I was checking Slovenian Chess Federation website and noticed there's a FIDE rated Tournament in Ljubljana, with classical time control, 90 minutes for 40 moves and additional 30 minutes for the rest. Also with a Fischer tim... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jun 28, 2015
      • | 1115 views
      • | 23 comments
    • Stress and Chess Revisited

      A while back, I talked about how stress affects my chess playing. Sometimes I look through my games and see bad moves I make that I would not expect my ten year old to make. Yet, I made them. Almost always it falls on a day where I had a lot going... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 27, 2015
      • | 200 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Playing with the Isolated Queen Pawn

      Greetings, chess friends. I have had a couple articles about the isolated Queen Pawn (IQP), especially with the Sicilian Alapin. Today, I show you another great idea in this opening that will help you to understand the power of the IQP, especially... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 26, 2015
      • | 319 views
      • | 9 comments

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 »