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OrthodoxBlitz
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  • Clash of Champions: Petrosian vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Tal had come and gone; the older Mikhail (Botvinnik) was still on the throne of chess. But in 1963, another archetypal chess player which had heretofore not been seen made his appearance. Tigran Petrosian was born in 1929 in Tbilisi, Geo... | 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 12, 2014

    "When you start a game, how do you get into the mood of concentrating from move 1?" "If you are in a bad mood, how do you prevent this from negatively affecting your play?" Those are good questions, and they are not completely unrelated. It only... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Botvinnik vs. Tal (1961 Rematch)

    Throughout the second half of 1960 and the first few months of 1961, the world had an unusual sort of champion. Throughout most of the history of chess, its world champions have been -- at least to a large extent -- pragmatic and balanced players.... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More


    • help me.... :-[

       plz help me.. i am playing chess from 6 yrs....   still every year i try new openings. from 2 yrs. i m just playing 1 opening.I want to change it.but i m confused which opening should i try  .. i have brought some books too. but i have no ... | Read More

    • USCL Week 4 preview/predictions

      We managed to climb back into the discussion last week, but with the divisional race extremely tight it's hardly time to let up. Tonight we face off against the struggling New England Nor'Easters. One of the 2010 expansion teams, New England took ... | Read More

    • Openings: Example Exercises!

      Below you will find some example exercises for openings: We start with a Ruy Lopez, of which the White plan was discussed in the previous post:http://www.chess.com/blog/linlaoda/how-to-know-you-are-studying-openings-wrong How should we proceed ... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Game of the Week #1: Grischuk-Rodshtein

      For almost five consecutive years (January 2009-November 2013) I have been covering the weekly updates in opening theory with my friends IM Merijn van Delft and Peter Doggers. Researching the latest developments almost became an addiction for me a... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Disaster in the Opening

      IM Alex Kundin has prepared a new lesson for you: “Disaster in the Opening”. You’ll learn useful opening concepts while enjoying a really nice attacking game!     Have you enjoyed the final position of the game from the video? It’... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

    • 1773 Reads
    • | 1773 Reads

    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

    • 35 Reads
    • | 35 Reads

    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 Reads
    • | 333 Reads

    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »