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  • The Greatest Combinations You've Never Seen

    In this day and age, nary a chess player is unfamiliar with the most famous tactical games of all time: Morphy-Count Isouard, Anderssen-Kieseritzky (The Immortal Game), Anderssen-Dufresne (The Evergreen Game), Glucksberg-Najdorf (The Polish Immort... | Read More

  • More Ways to Not Get Brainwashed

    In the first part of this article, we discussed the situations where well-known chess rules can be successfully ignored. On the other hand, the classical rule that you should develop your pieces in the opening as quickly as possible is not easy ... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 4

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

    Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Read More


    • Why do top players prefer 6. Be3 in the Najdorf?

      Why do master players nowadays prefer 6. Be6 to 6. Bg5? I'm wondering if anyone has insight into the thought process of titled players regarding this- maybe a top player themself could answer this best. Do they prefer it because: A: 6. Bg5 would ... | Read More

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    • Getting Whipped in the DHLC Weekly

      I've been playing slow games fairly regularly recently, though I haven't been tournamenting it up. My new (and improved) standard rating I've managed to keep in the low 1700s through the end of the adjustment period, so that's good. I also raised ... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Nov 15, 2014
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    • Tribute to GM Ulf Andersson

      Dear Chessfriend, Welcome to my blog, which is a tribute to swedish Chess Grandmaster Ulf Andersson. Ulf Andersson was in the 1970-80 always playing in all top tournaments - you all know that. On my blog I will show you how he played his posi... | Read More

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      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

      Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skills. Em... | Read More

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      • | Oct 11, 2014
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    • Continental Open 2014, Round 3, Pressure, Tactics, Attack

            Continental Open 2014, Round 3, Li, Deyuan v Reed, Harvey (0-1) Summary blog for tournament is here: http://www.chess.com/blog/hreedwork/continental-open-2014-summary If you are looking for a game where the players exhibited ... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • 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 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 follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... 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 »

  • Bernstein, Ossip

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    Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein (1882-1962) was a Ukrainian-born chess player born in a wealthy Jewish family.   He was born on September 20, 1882 in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). In 1901, he took up chess at the age of 19, while studying... Read More »