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  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Veselin Topalov And The Najdorf Sicilian

    San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion. In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Read More

  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • Melik Suggests Video Series

    For 10 video lessons, GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to analyze his preferred variations of different openings. Melik is one of our favorite coaches but he is also a world-class player. Our lessons will come from games of his own and his students. ... | Read More

  • Tigran Petrosian And The Queen's Indian

    Tigran Petrosian, the ninth world champion, gained the title in his 1963 match with Mikhail Botvinnik. Thus the Botvinnik era came to a close, since the automatic rematch clause (which allowed Botvinnik to regain the championship after one year fr... | Read More

    • Ankit-Sakshi Memorial Chess tournament 2015

      It was very good tournament for me .I make a draw position against 2000+ but in time pressure I lost. Lets see the brief surmmery of the games. In the first round I faced a old aged people of around 60. He had black pieces and he tried sicillian ... | Read More

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      • | Nov 25, 2015
    • Thanksgiving Sendoff – One Last Victory Before Philly

      Check out the original post here! Before I start to analyze my game, I’d like to apologize for not getting a blog post at my usual 9 AM time. With the craze that is college exams before Thanksgiving and preparing to take off to Philadelphia for... | Read More

    • Chess Game Review #8 - 1600 vs 1600

      I picked a chess game at random from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 1600 and the other with a rating of approximately 1600. Some special attention was given quit... | Read More

    • A Few Fun Nimzos

      Hi Chess Friends, I was playing around with Chessbase today and came across a few old games of mine that I wanted to share. In particular, these are games in the Rubenstein Nimzo-Indian. I've played this as white on occasion, and while I don't th... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Nov 23, 2015
    • Moments in ETCC 2015

      Looking back at a few curious moments from the last and other rounds of the ETCC 2015 (both men and women). King walk Blinking Attack  Miscalculation Winning an undefended piece with a check Actual checkmate delivered Playing like... | Read More

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »