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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


    • CHESSTOWN USA

      CHESSTOWN USA Follow the exploits of a community of Grandmasters as they defend Chesstown from the attacks by Hollywood and Dania Beach, Florida. At stake is their freedom. As it stands, Chesstown belongs to no city. It is on no man’s land, a... | Read More

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    • The element of surprise

             Before every game every chess player sees his opponents games, sees the opening repertoire of the opponent and he prepares according to it. Nowadays that preparation goes until the move twenty or even more in some main critical variati... | Read More

      • Pancevski
      • | Feb 23, 2015
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    • White Playing Against the Caro-Kann Defense

      All serious 1. e4 players need to be prepared to play against the Caro-Kann Defense, in addition to the French, Sicilian and Pirc to name a few.  In today's article, we will focus on white's response to the Caro-Kann Defense, which is characte... | Read More

    • White playing against the French Defense

      French Defense players love to play against opponents who are unschooled against its attack.  They aim to get white's center pawns to fall and then steam roll their queenside pawns in a torrent pawn storm, until white's drowning in an attack. ... | Read More

    • The Giuoco Piano Opening and the Rolling Pawn Trap

      The Giuoco Piano is the oldest recorded opening in chess. Played by Damiano in the early 1500s it later gained its fame when played by the Italian Greco in the early 1600s.  It was popular through the 1800s, but modern refinements in defensive pl... | Read More




  • King's Indian Defense

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    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 »

  • 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... 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 »