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  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab

    In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More

  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More

  • Marathon Games In The Zalakaros Open

    In part one of my series on the Zalakaros Open, I described coming to Hungary and showed the first three games I played in the tournament. Honestly, the tournament didn't have a good start. Not only did I lose with the white pieces against GM Ga... | Read More


    • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (continued)

      This is the 21st page of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. "Remember, if a King is in check and has no way of escaping, then that King is "checkmated." "Consider this position: "Here the checking piece (Queen) can't be captured because it is prote... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Black's early queen swap against the Bronstein Gambit

      I never consulted a book about the 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 gambit. Its ideas are easy to see — get the center early, and the g-file late — so when an FM opponent played 5...e5 in an early trial, I sorta freaked. "Uh oh," I thought, "if a strong player... | Read More

    • Good Games, Bad Games (Recap of my games in the 2015 Alabama Quick & Blitz Championships)

      Last Saturday I participated in two USCF tournaments. The first was the Alabama Quick Chess Championship. The second was the Alabama Blitz Chess Championship. In this blog post I analyze my games from the Quick Championship and briefly recap the b... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jun 30, 2015
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    • Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs. Wesley So, Dortmund 2015, 1-0

      Definetly one of the best games of 2015. Deflection: catching the king in the middle, winning a pawn: seemingly trapped piece, central pawn mass... GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu's peek rating is 2707(in 2005). He was world #15. He is Romanian, but no... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 30, 2015
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    • Guiko Piano

      My favourite opening is the Guiko Paino.Though it is not Famous I like it.I play it every time I'm white.The Guiko Piano is a sacrifice of a pawn and a rook to get a queen later.Who likes Guiko Piano! | Read More

      • MDL4
      • | Jun 30, 2015
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      • | 2 comments

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  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... 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 »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... Read More »