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Aron-Nimzowitsch
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  • How To Ignore A Threat And Win

    In The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, IM Jeremy Silman defines prophylaxis as "a move or strategy that stops the opponent from undertaking some type of action or plan." Coined by Aron Nimzowitsch in his seminal work My System (1... | Read More

  • Cross-Pins

         Cross-pins or double pins are names for a rare and particularly interesting tactic.  Under certain conditions it can also be called the St. Andrew's Cross, counter-pins and combination pins.      A cross-pin can be absolute, r... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More


    • Now that I'm a stable 98th percentile, it's time to step up my game. Here is the plan.

      3 months ago I set myself a goal to hit the 99th percentile by basically, today. I had some concrete goals and plans set and now is the time to reflect on them. The benefit when you aim high and fall short is that, if you do fall short you can sti... | Read More

      • simplydt
      • | Jun 13, 2015
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    • An Old New Idea in the French

      The French Defense Advance Variation   Against the French Defense, I like to play the Advance Variation. It seems like a very solid move, taking space in the center and leading to very logical play. The board is roughly split in half providing ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 10, 2015
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    • A Queen's Indian Move by Move

      Do you play the Queen's Indian for either side? If so, I have a game that shows the power black has in the position if White doesn't play accurately. Surprise your next opponent with this I recently finished a Queen's Indian game where I had the ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 31, 2015
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    • 20 Minute Training Lesson: Calculating in the Opening

      Training tip: Start Calculating as early as possible.   A lesson I work with my students from the very beginning is to be playing the opening as if it is the "opening game," similar to the middlegame and endgame. Many players view the opening a... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | May 17, 2015
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    • Queen's Indian - Nimzowitsch Variation, White plays 5. b3

      Today, in our ongoing series on the Queen’s Indian, we look again at the Nimzowitsch Variation but where White plays 5. b3. Last time we looked at 5. Qa4 which I called a positional mistake but SmyslovFan disagreed with and supplied a game playe... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 11, 2015
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      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons



  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... Read More »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »