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  • How To Attack In Modern Chess

    Computers continually change the way we play chess. The reports about new cases of computer cheating are a sad reality these days. We already discussed the many way computers affect chess in this series of articles: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 an... | Read More

  • The Greek Gift Sacrifice Lives On!

    As beginners, we are taught a surprising amount of various tricks, sacrifices, and mates that rarely occur in serious tournament practice. Scholar's Mate, Fool's Mate, Legal's Mate - all of these are aesthetically pleasing to an amateur, but requi... | Read More

  • Changing Geirs

    This is an Alekhine game that you may not have seen before. On his tenth move, he takes a bold risk with the classic Greek gift bishop sac. He even has the audacity to quietly castle in the middle of an attack! Several more quiet moves follow, but... | Read More

  • SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises

    No time to study opening theory? Shock your opponent with an SOS! With an SOS you deviate early (usually before move 6!) from regular lines in mainstream openings. So you will reach positions you have actually studied without having memorized... | Read More

  • Classical Games Everybody Should Know, Part 2

    Last week we started our little journey into chess history. We want to look at the most important classical games.  The ones that moved chess theory and broadened the general understanding of the game. In my opinion no chess player can call h... | Read More

    • The bloody London System

      Hey folks, in this post I wanna introduce the very solid, sound and reliable London System. Here I don't keep any secrets and share what I know on the system that brought me lovely 11.5 out of 12 games in 2015. So, let's start ! The most stan... | Read More

    • greek gift

      those kind of sacrifices are for example typical in the french-advance variation | Read More

      • danie33
      • | Aug 29, 2015
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    • 2015 bolg

      Rudolf Spielmann, The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, 21st century edition, revised and expanded by Karsten Mueller. (Russell Enterprises, 2015.) 272 pp., $24.95. Reviewed by Dennis Monokroussos. Austrian grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942) was ... | Read More

      • mahimajain
      • | Aug 3, 2015
    • The Greek gift sacrifices

      Destroying the castles position | Read More

      • Ronliv
      • | Jun 17, 2015
    • Trying to calculate

      Last time I spoke of Kotov's tree of analysis. And it's though a good idea, I've recently found that a lot of people either use a variation of it or a completely different way of thinking all together. One thing we can say for sure is that to cal... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | May 26, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Greek Defence

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  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Hippophobia

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    It comes from the greek word phobes meaning fear and hippo, which means horse. Hippophobia is the fear of knights. this is generally bad because players with hippophobia will trade bishops for knights when bishops are better. Read More »

  • Greek gift

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    The Greek gift sacrifice it a classic bishop sacrifice on h7. The most common opening used in the Greek Gift is the French defense. There are more variations than that, but those are the basic. Try it out in your blitz games! Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »