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  • Veselin Topalov And The Najdorf Sicilian

    San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion. In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Read More

  • Remembering IM Emory Tate

    On October 17, the chess world suffered yet another devastating loss: IM Emory Tate passed away at age 56. Though he was taken from this world much too soon, Emory has left behind an unforgettable legacy, and he will forever be remembered as ... | Read More

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess tournament. was on site ... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer And The King's Indian Defense

    After Boris Spassky came the most famous chess player ever: Bobby Fischer. Fischer was the world champion with the most limited and consistent opening repertoire. Indeed, Fischer had an attitude that there must be one correct way of playing in e... | Read More

  • The Last Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    This is my third and final Cracked Grandmaster Tales article. Click the links if you haven’t seen Cracked Grandmaster Tales and More Cracked Grandmaster Tales. We’ll start with Najdorf again since some people felt that he wouldn’t resort t... | Read More

    • Ankit-Sakshi Memorial Chess tournament 2015

      It was very good tournament for me .I make a draw position against 2000+ but in time pressure I lost. Lets see the brief surmmery of the games. In the first round I faced a old aged people of around 60. He had black pieces and he tried sicillian ... | Read More

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    • First blood in the Open Sicilian

      In round two of the Southern Idaho Open last weekend, I had White against the top-rated player, Hans Morrow of Utah. I went for an aggressive attack against his Sicilian Najdorf and, after some missteps by both sides, it was my army that broke thr... | Read More

    • The Best Chess Books Ever Written

      I often receive questions from chess players of various levels on which are the best books to study chess. The theme is so important that led me to record an Online Lecture exclusively on the best chess books ever written.   At the time I wrote... | Read More

    • Preparándose para un Torneo

      Tengo la suerte de tener un fin de año movido, pero eso me deja menos tiempo para escribir (que me gusta, ¡y mucho!). Ahora no es como comenté en la última nota un torneo de un alumno el que me saca tiempo, sino un torneo propio. Fui invitado ... | Read More

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      • | Oct 29, 2015
    • Contender Series 13-2

      Game 3: *The below text happen right as I was making my first move in this game.*HowDoIChangeMyName: Benoni or KID?HowDoIChangeMyName: nvmX_PLAYER_J_X: well I opened with lol 1.e4HowDoIChangeMyName: lolX_PLAYER_J_X: lolHowDoIChangeMyName: its ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

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    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... 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 »