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kirtasystem
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  • Overprotection, Decoded

    The concept of overprotection, invented and verbalized by Nimzowitsch in My System, is defined by IM Jeremy Silman as "a strategically important pawn or square that is given more protection than it seemingly needs. Essentially a prophylactic ... | Read More

  • Rooks on the Seventh, Revisited

    Despite his irritable personality and somewhat dogmatic assertions, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935) is the undisputed patriarch of modern positional thought. In his magnum opus My System (1925), Nimzowitsch formulated and verbalized a litany o... | Read More

  • The Tactical Rook Lift

    About a year after I learned the rules of the game, I became practically obsessed with rook lifts. In my (inexperienced and naive) opinion, no attack was truly complete without an aesthetically pleasing rook lift. Indeed I had a rook (or two) on... | Read More

  • How to Play Badly

    Warning: This trick is performed by trained professionals only - don't try this at home. While remarking on his win against Conrad Holt in last year's US Championship, Gata Kamsky explained his dubious decision on move 30. "I had a choice," Kams... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More


    • RCA Webinar "My Thinking System"

      REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY LIVE WEBINAR Live Webinar “My Thinking System” by GM Igor Smirnov   Event: My Thinking System Host: GM Igor Smirnov Date: Saturday, 6 December at 3 p.m. (15:00) GMT UK time. Duration: 90 minutes. Seats: limited ... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Dec 5, 2014
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    • Getting Started with Fritz 13 (using Windows 7)

      Getting Started With  Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media (for Windows 7) Note:  These instructions below are for a computer running Windows 7 and Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media.  Other operating systems and/or versions of Fritz may be different in... | Read More

    • Center of Gravity, in Chess???

      What Makes Chess Masters Superior Center of Gravity? There is CoG in physics that we learned about back in school. It deals with masses and forces distributed in space. The CoG is the point where the resultant of all individual forces is acting. ... | Read More

    • The nature of improvement

      It is not uncommon in the Chess.com forums to see threads with titles like "How can I improve?", "Why can't I improve?" and "I'm quitting chess because I can't improve!". And, just recently, a new Chess.com friend of mine said,  "I wish someone... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Oct 7, 2014
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    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | Read More


  • the kopec bd3

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    so the kopec system starts with bd3 on third move. Read More »

  • 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 »

  • King's Indian Attack

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      The King's Indian Attack (KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White, most notably used by Bobby Fischer. Its typical formation is shown in the diagram to the right.It is an attacki... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • French Defense

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    The French defense is a popular response to 1.e4             a typical game would continue 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 and from here there are 4 main continuations. The first is the exchange variation where white plays 3.exd5 and the position... Read More »