The Accelerated Dragon is a popular variation of the Open Sicilian. In the Sicilian, after 1.e4, Black begins the fight for the center of the board by 1...c5. This immediately breaks the symmetry of the position. White has more control on the king... | Read More
The b3 Sicilian is an attempt by White to get away from mainstream Sicilian plans and get Black out of the opening book. If Black knows what to do, he will get into an equal middlegame. The b3 Sicilian is characterized by these moves:
1. e4, c5 ... | Read More
Something to relax your mind after a hard game of chess....
1) Valletta, Capital City of Malta, built by the Knights.
2) The Mighty Colosseum in Roma, Italy.
3) Remains of City of Pompeii, Italy.
4) Fortress of Masada, ... | Read More
Hey guys, this is IM Yaacov Norowitz. As many of you know, I have a unique approach to chess, which I use in my own games as well as to teach my students. I call it the Dacha Approach. It's based on building light and dark in harmony, With the p... | Read More
Everyone acknowledges that early game Queen moves are a bad idea, because there are so few squares that a Queen can go in the opening that can't be immediately attacked. The end result is almost always a series of Queen moves to get the Queen out... | Read More