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  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a

    Is the Sicilian Wing Gambit and the French Defense a version of the Benko Gambit!? mcelsouza asked: I used to play the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3. I must say I played it due to my laziness (avoiding the Sicilian t... | Read More

  • 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

    • French Bishop

      in French Defense, Advance Variation; French Bishop becomes liability. locked behind the central pawn chain. 2nd drawback is that black cannot develop his kingside knight to its best square i.e. f6. to get rid of French Bishop is to exchange it w... | Read More

    • Wei Yi vs Vladimir Potkin - 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015

      China's very young talent, 15-year-old Wei Yi, opts for the Steinitz variation of the French Defense against Russia's Vladimir Potkin in round 2 of the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015.Wei Yi became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 8 mon... | Read More

    • French Defense Game

      1.e4e6 2.d4d5 3.e5c5 4.c3Bd7 5.Nf3Nc6 6.Be3Qb6 7.Qd2Rc8 8.Bd3cxd4 9.cxd4Bb4 10.Nc3Nge7 11.O-OO-O 12.Qe2Bxc3 13.bxc3a6 14.Ng5Ng6 15.Qh5h6 16.Bxg6fxg6 17.Qxg6Rf5 18.Nxe6Bxe6 19.Qxe6+Rf7 20.Qxc8+Kh7 21.Qe6Re7 22.Qf5+Kg8 23.Qg6Qc7 24.Bxh6Rf7 25.Bd2Ne7... | Read More

    • Chess Train 2014 — day four: Trenčín-Kraków: A hotel too far

      We talked a lot with my opponent in the seventh round, Mr. Jan Klimeš — about Polish and Czech singers, films, about chess in general, and about many other things. It was a good talk, indeed. After we have finished our game (I won), we also ... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Jan 1, 2015
    • pawn chain armada!

      hello today i willlike to show you a game with french defense= hope you liked it.french is misunderstood much is good for beginners to learn pawn chains structures but,when i ask people how they like it they say it is bad.why?few so call... | Read More

      • | Dec 31, 2014

  • 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 »

  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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    The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... 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 (continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »