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  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

  • Enlightened Chess

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More

  • Perrin

         Although his association with Paul Morphy was somewhat minimal, Frederick Perrin's chess career was very often viewed though Morphy-colored glasses. When Morphy first arrived in New York for his national debut, Perrin was the first man h... | Read More


    • top 10 openings

      10 giucco piano 9 english opening 8french defence 7 danish gambit 6 nimzowitch 5nimzo indian 4 ings indian attack 3 sicillian najdorf 2 ruy lopez 1 qeens gambit and stonewall attack | Read More

    • Playing Against the Sicilian with the Alapin Variation - Part 3

      Hello Chess Fans,   Today we'll continue to look at White's rebuttal to a very strong response by Black against The Alapin Variation:  2...e6.  Remember that it was developed with the intent to save White's pawn center against the very strong... | Read More

    • Frank Marshall the Legend

      Background Theme Song Music: To get you in the right mindset when reading the article. I have always been captivated by a man who changed the nature of chess. He never became a World Champion and yet his influence on chess has been felt thr... | Read More

    • Calculating incorrectly again -- THIS time in MY favor

      GO Swiss Round 2.  The opponent is still higher than I am but, of course, I'll still try my best and give the best fight I can.  Once again, I have done my homework.  I looked up the games of my opponent as white and it does appear that he pla... | Read More

    • Aroshidze 2537 - Peralta 2582 (French defence)

      Hello guys! Check out my new video about French Defence. I am analyzing my recent game against GM Peralta and explaining ideas and theoretical details. Any questions, comments, recommendations, wishes or critics are welcomed! Hope you will enjoy i... | 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 »