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  • Carlsen's Endgame Technique Part II + Debunking the Queenside Majority Myth

    In the January 5th article entitled "Carlsen's Endgame Technique," the sixth game from the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match was shown. In that game, the World Champion lost a rook endgame to the Norwegian World Champion. The lesson learned w... | Read More

  • Emanuel Lasker, Tactical Monster - Part 4

    In this series, and especially in this particular article, I’m trying to instill a love of chess history with Chess.com members. For those who simply don’t like to read, or those who hate chess history, just go right to the puzzles. However, o... | Read More

  • "The March of Chess Ideas" by Anthony Saidy

    This week's review of The March of Chess Ideas by IM Anthony Saidy might be my last "My Bookshelf" article. I say "might" because you never know, I could change my mind. First of all, although I have heard that some people like the book reviews, I... | Read More

  • The Battle of Opposites

    If you have any knowledge of chess history, you have probably heard of the theoretical dispute - and antagonism - between Siegbert Tarrasch and Aron Nimzowitsch, the leaders of the classical and hypermodern schools (respectively). It appears that ... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jan 18, 2013

    Tonight's show was a lively one and I think one of the best. It's always fun when I get to do a little story-telling to enhance an answer. Moreover, the good questions from the audience led to an interesting show - when it was over I was quite sat... | Read More

    • 1.d4 Nf6 Indians "Opening Of The Month" Schedule and Activities 2014

      1.d4 Nf6 Indians are proud to present the "Opening Of The Month" series for 2014. We are hosting 2 Vote Chess games (1 White, 1 Black), 4 Team Matches (u1400, 1400-1600, 1600-1800, 1800+) as well as in-house Tournaments and Forums all featuring ... | Read More

    • Lessons of Hypermodern Owens

      I've built up a collection of Owen's games, some of failure, some of wins, but all with lessons. I intend this blog post to be extended with other games when I get round to analysing each of them.Coined after John Owen, good theory was brought to ... | Read More

    • NImzo-Indian defence

      Today,I would like to share with you a lecture I prepared a New opening on Nimzo-Indian defence,some times Called as Nimzovitch defence.This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level ... | Read More

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      • | Oct 16, 2013
    • My Final Round of the DHLC Slow 1-2 Tournament

      Earlier today I played the fifth and final round of the DHLC 1-2 Pairing #1 Tournament, which resulted in my loss to MarioChessNiraj. Good game Niraj; I enjoyed it. While playing the game, some thoughts came to mind , which hopefully, I will reme... | Read More

    • Chess with the Nazis

           During the 1939 Chess Olympiad (August 24th  - September 19th)  in Buenos Aires, Germany invaded Poland and WWII began in Europe.  The USA didn't participate in the 8th Olympiad for financial reasons. Great Britain dropped out upon ne... | Read More

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      • | Sep 29, 2013

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • Reti Opening

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    The Reti Opening (1. Nf3 d5 2. c4) belongs to the Hypermodern School of Chess that dominated in the early 20th Century. The idea is to control the center rather than contest it by direct occupation with pawn moves such as d4 and e4. Because of its... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »

  • Nimzovich, Aron

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    Aron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was the founder of the hypermodern movement in chess and author of My System.  He would stand on his head during chess events and did exercises in the tournament room.  After losing a game against Saemisch in B... Read More »

  • Breyer, Gyula (Julius)

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    Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian of Grandmaster strength.  He set a new blindfold record of 25 opponents (won 15, drew 7, lost 3) in 1921 in Berlin.  He was one of the pioneering leaders of hypermodern chess.  He was the Hun... Read More »