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  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • Saw: Chess Horrors

    "I want to play a game." -- John '"Jigsaw" Kramer (from the movie Saw). You all probably know this cliche from many horror movies: A group of people are having fun (like a bunch of drunk college kids partying in a remote location), upbeat... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More


    • Maryland HS Championships 2015

      This chronicles my games at the 2015 Maryland Scholastic High School Championships (needs more consecutive capital letters). This tournament didn't really stand out that much, to be honest. A bunch of people chose not to come (Davydov, Nathan Janu... | Read More

      • Lugialord
      • | Mar 30, 2015
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    • Pawns - two moves rule : Is Quantum Reality affecting you too?!! ...

      Chess, it seems appeared in 1475;  later, in  Rules of the Medieval game of chess - specifically, how the Pawns and Pieces moved - Pawns could only move one move at a time. In the original 6th Century India game of Chatarunga, the four pawns ... | Read More

      • Henrymy
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    • 2 << قهرمانان رسمی شطرنج جهان >>

      << قهرمانان رسمی شطرنج جهان >> تاریخچه قهرمانان جهان " امانوئل لاسکر " ۲- امانوئل لاسکر ( ۱۸۶۸- ۱۹۴۱ )Lasker : در سال ۱۸۹۴ با شکست دادن ا... | Read More

    • Frank Marshall the Legend-3

      The last line I am going to talk about which Frank Marshall created is known as: Marshall Attack/Gambit This line is played with the black pieces. Rating Scale: 500-2700 The Above Diagram is the Starting Position of the Marshall Attack. I... | Read More

    • Kasparov vs The World

      The chess game played in 1999 that produced a mixture of deep tactical and strategic ideas, Kasparov later said, - It is the greatest game in the history of chess. The sheer number of ideas, the complexity, and the contribution it has made to ches... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »