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  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History

    The Chigorin Defense is one opening whose history -- unlike some of others we have examined in previous weeks -- revolves around one man. And of course this is its namesake, Mikhail Chigorin. Chigorin was born in 1850 near St. Peterburg, where h... | Read More

  • Protecting Overprotection

    I think about chess a lot. I think about chess news, chess history, chess openings and endgames, my chess friends (living and dead), beautiful chess games, and how my 4,000 chess books are pushing me out of my home. But my main chess thoughts ar... | Read More


    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part III

      In previous lessons we have learned to develop our "prophylactic thinking" based solely on the concrete opponent’s threats. In the first part, these threats were tactical - without the ability to see and defend against which it is impossible to ... | Read More

    • Psychology in chess

      Any experienced player knows how a change in the character of the play influences your psychological mood.  -  Garry Kasparov   The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation - standing at the board, staring straight at hi... | Read More

    • The Best Chess Books Ever Part 2

      The amount of good chess books is massive. If I were to list only the 'good' chess books my list would be extremely long. Instead, I will be adding books which are classics. My previous list was, in my opinion, the 10 best books in each category: ... | Read More

    • The Best Chess Books Ever Part 1

      This is a huge chess topic. Almost everyone has an opinion on this, and below is mine. PART 1- THE ULTIMATE TOP 10 My System - Nimzowitsch This is most definitely not an unpopular choice. It is hailed by many as the greatest and most influential ... | Read More

    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part II

      Today's lesson in our opinion primarily will be useful for chess players who stayed at the level of 1400-1500 and did not know how to continue developing in this wonderful game. The first part was focused on tactical view of the problem of prophy... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »