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  • The Master’s Bulletin, July 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • The French - Tarrasch Variation 3...-Nf6

    In this article I want to look at "Ngf3 systems" of the French- Tarrasch Variation,( the "Universal System" ) and I would like to explore an interesting and rare setup. Black has many alternatives to the seventh move and can directly play on the ... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More


    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Recently I purchased "How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertiore" by Steve Giddins, and quite enjoyed it. The key points I took away from this book were: If you are serious about your chess improvement, it will be better for your chess to learn a... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 21, 2014
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    • Blunder file: French defence overwhelmed

      Think I was just up against a much tactically stronger player here - who was underrated due to not playing many standard games - but interesting because it was quite hard for me to work out the blunder, after quite a lot of book moves.  I think 1... | Read More

      • yucca
      • | Jul 20, 2014
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    • Evergreen Game Anderssen

      White: Anderssen   Black: Dufresne   Opening: Evans Gambit  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4ed4  7. O-O d3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Re1 Nge711. Ba3 b5  12. Qb5 Rb8 13. Qa4 Bb6... | Read More

      • axanmami
      • | Jul 17, 2014
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    • So what's your favorite opening?

      Compliments for supporting BK Academy of Chess:  50 Videos Covering Opening Theory  ECO Volume A - http://goo.gl/IAgcvf ECO Volume B - http://goo.gl/fRmBDp C20–C99: Open Game - http://goo.gl/x18xJB A51: Budapest Gambit, Kieninger - Trap http... | Read More

    • My first French

      Yesterday I studied an excelent article about openings for beginners posted in The Learning Group (here).  I like the recommended approach and I think that Czech kids would benefit from that very much. I plan to talk to our local chess coaches a... | Read More


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 »