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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 3

    Today we’ll look at three games and one comment. Each entry has important instructive points that are well worth pondering. We’ll start with the comment, alluding to my article, You Have It He Doesn’t! Part 1, which was all about... | Read More

  • Best of Three Sets: Tennis Players Ju and Esserman in Death Match

    In the 1990s, when Pete Sampras dominated Wimbledon, he would sometimes win entire matches without a rally longer than a few hits. Expect the same this Saturday, as two energetic blitz specialists (and talented tennis players) lace up for Death Ma... | Read More

  • A Week in Chicago, Part 2

    In last week's article, A Week in Chicago, Part 1, we saw a very strange and interesting game I played against the young FM Eric Rosen in a Chicago international tournament. Now let's look at what happened later in the tournament. As I said befo... | Read More

  • A Week in Chicago, Part 1

    I recently participated in an IM norm tournament in Chicago. This was an unusual kind of tournament for me - and you might find it strange that a tournament for international master norms would have grandmasters. Most of the tournaments in which I... | Read More

  • You Have It, He Doesn’t! Part 1

    Quite a few amateurs become a bit confused when game annotations talk about the enormous importance of the dark squares in one position or another. Yes, everyone knows what the dark squares are, but in most cases, one is left wondering why they ar... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/17

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  Tough game in the English Opening vs belgi... | Read More

    • King's Indian Defense

      Could this move save the King's Indian? It seems like the main-lines of the King's Indian Defense are not as popular as they used to be... Only a few decades ago, this opening was used to devastating effect by great champions such as Bobby Fisch... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Apr 16, 2014
    • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - The Sokolsky Gambit (Accepted)

      The Sokolsky Gambit (also known as the Tartakower Gambit) is the most theoretical and complicated line in the 1. b4 opening as well as the sharpest one!The initial position of the Sokolsky Gambit (Accepted) occures after the following sequence o... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Apr 16, 2014
    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/16

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course. I face the Sicilian Grand Prix attack agai... | Read More

    • 4/15/2014

      Things are progressing nicely in my chess improvement plan. My correspondence games are exiting the opening (or at least exiting theory). I've got a couple of good games going on. Tactics for today: 10/13.  I also watched this interesting analys... | Read More

      • abshores
      • | Apr 15, 2014

Video Lessons

  • King's Indian Defense

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    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

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    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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • King's Gambit

    • 635 Reads
    • | 635 Reads

    The King's Gambit is a chess opening characterised by very lively and aggresive play which is the case for most gambits. It has been very popular in the 19th century, the era of romatic chess, where attacking chess was at his peak. Nowdays it is ... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

    • 208 Reads
    • | 208 Reads

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