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  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The li... | Read More

  • A Potpourri of Traps

    Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of gaining a quick victory appears.  B... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, December 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship — especially the featured article and the opening articl... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History

    The Open Sicilian can be broken down into four basic systems. In one, the Dragon, the black bishop is fianchettoed on g7. In the Scheveningen, it is developed on e7 while Black adopts a "little center" of pawns on d6 and e6. In a third, t... | Read More


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      Learn chess strategy this helps you to avoid making the same mistakes in every game you play. The chess tips on my website help you to improve your strategy and finally start winning. To get better you need mental discipline, patience and knowledg... | Read More

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    • Prodigy Program - January 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety whether you have already registered for the Prodigy Program or are reading about it for the first time. Most importantly, regis... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Dec 19, 2014
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    • Chess Club Updates

      My chess kids are doing so well! Most have managed to have perfect attendance - we meet every Tuesday. Their first semester is over and they'll be on winter break soon. We've accomplished creation of three teams, Varsity, Junior Varsity and Practi... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
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    • Excellent Chess Channels on Youtube

      There are limitless chess videos on youtube and other video sites. Some are very instructive and informative, and others are rather silly. Still you can find lessons and games that would benefit all ranges of players. If you are in need of better ... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
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    • Opening,Middle game and End game..

      OPENING : #1 "Move Every Piece Once Before You Move Any Piece Twice" - unless it is required by a tactic.... Believe it or not, most players absolutely cannot follow this guideline no matter how hard they try! #2 "It is usually MUCH bet... | Read More

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      • | Dec 15, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

    • 0 Reads
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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... 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 »

  • Robatsch Defence

    • 0 Reads
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    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 »

  • 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 »