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  • A Week in Chicago, Part 1

    I recently participated in an IM norm tournament in Chicago. This was an unusual kind of tournament for me - and you might find it strange that a tournament for international master norms would have grandmasters. Most of the tournaments in which I... | Read More

  • Riding the Winds of Fashion, Part 1

    When choosing an opening system, it’s important to pick something that is within your skill set, suits your style, and makes you feel excited whenever it appears on the board. You can pick an all-gambit repertoire (it might not be completely... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Nov 29, 2013

    "Are you an aggressive player or defensive player?" Answer: Always play with confidence, aggression, and respect for your opponent's moves and ideas. Chess is not the type of game where you can just stick your head in the ground and say "Don't hu... | Read More

  • My Bookshelf- "Dynamic Chess Strategy" by Mihai Suba

    Hi all. As you know if you read my last article, I am starting a new column. Because many people have asked me for recommendation of good chess books, I will be covering a different book each week. The only thing the books have in common is that t... | Read More

  • Quiet Play can Frustrate Hypermodern Defense

    If I were asked to summarize hypermodern defense in a single sentence, it would be “Black sacrifices space for speed, planning to use his superior development to counter-attack the center White erects in response.” At least this seems a reason... | Read More


    • Switchblade Benoni

      Is anyone brave enough to face the Taimanov Attack? The Taimanov Variation of the Modern Benoni, also known as the 'Flick-Knife' or 'Switchblade', is one of the most deadly opening lines in White's repertoire, and most Benoni players will only em... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Apr 1, 2014
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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/3/27

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  The Moscow Variation of the Sicilian leads... | Read More

    • Battle in the Benoni: Kortschnoi-Kasparov, Luzern 1982

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) In a recent online rapidgame (15 Mins per player) I went for the Modern Benoni as black in response to White's kingside fianchetto setup vs the Kings Indian. For a while we were following a classic and very famous ga... | Read More

    • naruzoのチェス本レビュー!定跡編「Playing 1.d4 The Indian Defences」

      Playing 1.d4 The Indian Defences : Lars Schandorff著 1.Nimzo-Indian 2.King's Indian 3.Grunfeld Defence 4.Modern Benoni 5.Benko Gambit 6.Old Indian 7.Dutch Defence 8.Minor Lines ------------------------------------------------------------... | Read More

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      • | Feb 4, 2014
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    • chess_loves

      The Chess Mind By Dennis Monokroussos. A blog for chess fans, by a chess fan.   Links More of My Work These are companies I do videos for ChessVideos Chess videos for and by everyone. ChessLecture.com Other Che... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
      • | Aug 15, 2013
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Video Lessons



  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Hopkins Gambit

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    The Hopkins Gambit is a variant of the Ruy Lopez. Experimented with during the late 19th century, the Gambit is not generally accepted and is rarely seen in modern competition. It is named after Richard Hopkins, an amateur player who is first know... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a square grid of 64 squares. The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King, and Rooks moved ... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »