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eternea
eternea
Location: quelque part cité, France
Joined: 5/8/15
Last Online: 7/26/15
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explorer-of-openings
Location: England
Joined: 2/28/15
Last Online: 3/19/15
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openings
openings
Location: India
Joined: 9/18/10
Last Online: 7/14/14
Points: 17 points

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance

    Knights are tricky little pieces. Often seen dancing around the board like little mischievous imps, knights have the power to bewilder and confuse even the strongest of grandmasters. I want to take a deeper look at one particular knigh... | Read More

  • Making A Plus In The Petroff

    For a long time, the Petroff Defense (also known as the Russian Defense) has been a very solid weapon in situations where a draw is acceptable for Black. Through the end of the 20th century it featured prominently in top level tournaments, especia... | Read More

  • From Paul Morphy To Wei Yi

    The Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi wins the hearts of fans with every new tournament he plays. It is not just his phenomenal results (with his current rating, he should be the highest-rated 16-year-old ever!), but also his sparkling style of play th... | Read More


    • Great chessopening: The lion, with commentary, tips, tricks, example game and puzzle!

      The lion: a flexible opening system This post is going about one of my favorite chessopenings: The lion. The lion is invented by Leo Jansen and Jerry van Rekom. First there was only a black lion, later there also came a white lion. The lion-sys... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 30, 2015
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    • Fighting for First: Spring Open

      (Image courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt) The Spring Open was two sections, Open and Reserve (under 1950).  I asked my husband which he thought I should play, and he said, "You'll learn more in the Open, maybe, but I think you'll enjoy yourself more ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • Play vs. Sicilian, French & Caro Kann!

      A good opening repertoire doesn’t need a great amount of lines to study, sothat you can be successful. Generally, most sources on opening repertoires for white tend to fall into one of the two categories: either they suggest popular mainstream l... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • Game vs Boryson

      This is a game against Broyson that turned out to be confusing, in a way such as I was not sure what my opponent was planning. However I started to panick as I did not know what was going on.   This has now open my eyes to the fact, be more pr... | Read More

      • frazer23
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • Master Chess Analysis 4th Session

      Hello All and welcome to the 4th session of my series where I analyze the games of Chess.com members, Today I will go over the 8 games that were sent to me to be analyzed. The games all had different ideas and concepts that are crucial for a good... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »