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  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit

    Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambi... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More

  • The Cab Driver Who Knew How to Play Chess

    In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More


    • The King Rules the Endgame

      Look at this position below. Imagine that you are in this position. Your c3 pawn is under attack and there is no way to defend it. You are in a bad way. Although you have the enemy King pinned down, it does not appear to be of any use as Black’s... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 20, 2015
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    • My old games

      I knew how to play chess since I was a kid, but I was first introduced to chess strategy by Nick Kuhta in 2008. We were in grad school at Oregon State University studying for the physics written comprehensive exam. Nick would study with us during ... | Read More

    • Beginner Repertoire

      I felt like making an Article about my beginner chess repertoire. To demonstrate how my repertiore evolved through out my chess journey. I also wanted to share in how my beginner chess repertoire got created. Which I believe is actually a very co... | Read More

    • Lessons from the Philly Open / (My) Quest To GM

      Well, it's been quite some time since I seriously thought about chess, but now - for whatever reason - the inevitable allure of the GM title speaks to me once more. I've never been what one might consider a particularly strong player, particularly... | Read More

    • Step Up to Step Back

      So I am studying a master game in the Queen's Indian Defense when I get to this position:   White had just played Qh5 and there is a ton of pressure on the King's side. How would you defend this position? If you see the best move right away, ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »