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  • Chess.com University's College-like Chess Courses

    Chess.com University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in Chess.com University seminars, only 10% to 15% of instruction in courses is delivered live. Previously taught courses are available in the independent-study f... | Read More

  • Chess Tales from Asia - The Great Singapore Swindles (Part 3)

    Once again, I would like to thank the readers for their support, interaction and kind comments in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. In this final segment of Great Singapore Swindles, I would like to introduce you to a good friend, International M... | Read More

  • Uncooperative Opponents & Computer Symbols

    Richard asked: I have been experimenting with the Fritz chess engine and it uses a number of evaluation symbols as it analyzes alternative moves. I think I get some of them, like +- means white is winning. Does the symbol always apply to White, ... | Read More

  • Commenting on Reader Comments

    COMMENTING ON READER COMMENTS   Here are answers to various comments (in regards to my Q & A articles) by readers:   crowrevell says: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 is a strong answer to 2…Nc6. I’m not familiar with 2...g6, though it seems... | Read More

  • While Andrew is away ...

    As Andrew Martin has the week off, let me pay a little tribute by presenting one of his games in the Sicilian Grand Prix Attack, the variation he helped establish as a major weapon in the 1980s. Here he plays a popular line against a defensive pla... | Read More


    • Sicilian Defense Against the Snyder Variation

      Hello Chess Fans, WARNING...WARNING...THIS VARIATION REQUIRES BLACK TO PLAY VERY ACCURATELY!  AGGRESSIVE ATTACKING & SHARP PLAY GUARANTEED. The Snyder Variation needs to be reviewed and studied by all serious Sicilian Defense players. ... | Read More

    • Advanced Repertoire

      My Advanced Repertoire 2001-2200 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack                                      Halloween Gambit                     ... | Read More

    • Intermediate Repertoire

      My Intermediate Repertoire 1401-1700 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack against 1...e6 Kings Indian Attack against 1...c5 Kings Indian Attack Closed Sicilian against 1...c6 ... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense Against the Grand Prix Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will review yet another dangerous weapon White can execute against the Sicilian Defense - The Closed Sicilian: Grand Prix Attack.  Grand Prix in French means Grand Prize and White intends to go for the prized checkm... | Read More

    • Grand Prix Attack [2]

      GRAND PRIX ATTACK [2] 1.e4 c5 2.f4 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction This game started as a Sicilian ... | Read More




  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Benko's Opening

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    Benko's Opening (also known as the Hungarian Opening, the Barcza Opening, the Bilek Opening, and the King's Fianchetto Opening), is achess opening characterized by the move: 1. g3White's 1.g3 ranks as the fifth most popular opening move in... Read More »

  • Durkin Opening

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    The Durkin Opening (also known as the Durkin Attack or the Sodium Attack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the move: 1. Na3The Durkin Opening is named for Robert James Durkin (1923–?) of New Jersey. The name "Sodium Atta... Read More »

  • X-Ray Attack

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    In chess, the term X-ray or X-ray attack is sometimes used (1) as a synonym for skewer.[1][2][3] The term is also sometimes used to refer to a tactic where a piece either (2) indirectly attacks an enemy piece through another piece or pi... Read More »