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    • Negi's 1.e4 Repertoire Volume 2 Book Review

      I've been playing the 6.Bg5 Najdorf since I started seriously playing 1.e4 a few years ago. I mainly used quality chess's Experts vs. the Sicilian as my main repertoire book, which definitely provided enough material for me. But as time flew by ... | Read More

    • Study Plan for Coming Months

      It's been a while since I have had a solid study plan to reach my goals. I think Goals are important, and making plans that will help you reach those goals is crucial.  Therefore, I am going to lay out my study plans here so keep them fresh in my... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Apr 12, 2015
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    • Another 45 45 - Mikhail Tal style

      It does not happen every day that one sacrifices a knight, a bishop and 2 rooks. Today I played my second 45 45 game for the TL competition. I had quickly prepared by going over slow time control games from my opponent from the last few years. ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 12, 2015
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    • Learning Openings Thoroughly With Lucas Chess

      Studying openings is, for some reason, a very controversial subject online these days.  I feel strongly that learning a solid, consistent opening repertoire is part of becoming a strong chess player.  Some will tell you to ignore openings until ... | Read More

      • pawpatrol
      • | Apr 9, 2015
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    • Chess.com University's Prodigy Program - April 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in April. Most importantly, registration for all... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Mar 31, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Giuoco Piano

    • 188 Reads
    • | 188 Reads

    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Orangutan opening

    • 251 Reads
    • | 251 Reads

    This opening (1.b4), also known as Sokolsky's Opening or Polish Opening, got its name during the New York 1924 tournament, when grandmaster Tartakower visited the Bronx Zoo, encountering Suzan the orangutan.  The next day, in the 4th roun... Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

    • 35 Reads
    • | 35 Reads

    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »