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  • Reader Questions: French Defense And A 2000 Rating Goal

    I’m still going through some (sadly) neglected games, comments, and lectures. This time I’ll look at a game of one of the site’s best chess historians, Spektrowski, and I’ll also answer a question or two. The most p... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More


    • How to Study a Game

      Right now I am sitting on an American Airlines flight back home from Yellowstone Park. If you'd like to see some photos, check out my previous blog post.  Today, however, I'd like to talk a little about the French defense.  This game comes from... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 24, 2015
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    • Beautiful Yellowstone

      It feels like forever since I last posted here on chess.com. My wife, kids and I are close to the end of a week-long vacation in Yellowstone National Park and for the most part, I have had no internet access. Normally a week without internet would... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 22, 2015
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    • In Conversation with Grandmaster Yury Shulman!

      (This interview was initially published in August 2015 on our blog; view it here!) Grandmaster Yury Shulman is one of the strongest players in the USA and in the world. He’s the top player in Illinois and is currently ranked 26th out of all p... | Read More

    • Semi-Open Games: The French Defense (Advance)

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      • DAlbanesi
      • | Aug 8, 2015
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    • The French of the Week (6) - Jones-Haria, Guimard Variation

      When a 400 rating points gap is decided in favour the lower rated player, the opening should deserve some credit for it. In this week's featured game, Ravi Haria (2261) beats English GM Gawain Jones (2647) with the Guimard Variation of the French ... | Read More

      • NowInChess
      • | Aug 6, 2015
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  • King's Indian Defense

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  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »