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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | 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

  • 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

  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is like two knights on horseback fight... | Read More

  • Positional Attacks Book (February 2014)

    Positional Attacks The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 533 fabulous attack ... | Read More


    • Exclusive Training With Yasser Seirawan

      Yesterday Sunday the 17th, together with a few club colleagues, I was fortunate enough to attend an exclusive training session with world renowned Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.We visited Yasser in his house in Amsterdam which has been his mai... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • lebesgue72 vs. Odysseus4: CO3 French Tarrasch

      Hi everyone! This is my third blog post of a game I recently played. I didn't mention it before, but i like to have these self-analyses in a place where i can easily access them if i ever want to show them to a higher-rated player and learn from t... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Aug 11, 2014
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    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Tournament Preparation

      Going to be playing in a G90 tournament on Aug. 9th.  I decided to play with 2 weeks to prepare.  My training schedule is as follows: Day 1 - Go over KIA lines with Chess Position Trainer Day 2 - Nimzo Indian with CTP + videos Day 3 - French ... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Aug 3, 2014
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    • Ending the summer with World Open

      My last tournament this summer was the World Open from July 2-6, which was right after the DC International  so I had to play this tournament under fatigue and tiredness acumulated in DC International.   Talking about the tournament, World Ope... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jul 30, 2014
      • | 1024 views
      • | 3 comments
    • It's Easy

      Learn how to play with and against the French Defense in this easy to follow and well organized overview. In addition to covering the general concepts, ideas, and pawn structures, this video also reviews the major lines being played by the GMs. ... | Read More




  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    • | 333 Reads

    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 0-0(continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »