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Location: India
Joined: 9/18/10
Last Online: 2/14/14
Points: 17 points

    • Preparations of an amateur: King's Indian without c4

      As a mediocre club player, my preparations for a game is usually very poor. This time, I thought I should take it more seriously and document my preparations against the King's Indian, fianchetto without c4 (A49) - which I will most likely meet on... | Read More

    • Reaching my all-time peak of 1900 Correspondence

      Currently, I have been putting quite a bit of effort into my correspondence games. Usually I only use it as a tool to study openings, but I tried to focus on winning my games, and not giving up even if I am in a disadvantageous situation like bein... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Apr 18, 2014
    • The Four C's - Ruy Lopez

      I felt it a good idea to examine one of the oldest openings in chess, the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game), using the Four C's approach. The idea is to get a sense of where the pieces want and need to move in this particular opening. As we know the f1 ... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Apr 18, 2014
    • I'm starting to like the Tarrasch...

      Ive been struggling as black vs d4 openings, and have been reading up on the Tarrasch against anything but 1.e4, and I am really starting to like it.   This is a recent game I played.  While Im sure it's not perfect, Im pretty pleased with the ... | Read More

      • gmuman7
      • | Apr 17, 2014
    • Banned from MANY groups

      I am banned from a few groups! :) 1.d4 group, Sicilian Dragon Players, Sacrosanct Pawn Multitude, Flank Openings, Friends :), and that's about it. I know how you feel for me. I also feel happy for being banned from those groups! :D *said sarcasti... | Read More

      • hsong1
      • | Apr 15, 2014

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Robatsch Defence

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... 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 »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 Reads
    • | 305 Reads

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »