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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 8

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 7

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Horsing around!

    Am I going to write about chess players misbehaving during their games? Not really, at least not this time. In this article I will try to show you that chess can really be beautiful and surprisingly or not, this can be achieved without sacrificing... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • Move by Move Chess Improvement: Recognizing what is demanded of the position

    This is the opening issue of my new series Move by Move Chess Improvement I have chosen to analyze a game in which Black misunderstood the most important plan of the position and what followed were some missed opportunities from both sides ... | Read More


    • French Defense

      This is a continuation of my 'Opening Repertoire' series. I’ve categorized White’s play against the French Defense into 5 approaches. I’ll describe them, how they relate to each other, and my plan agains each in this post, and eventually wr... | Read More

    • Almost a big scalp

      Just a few hours ago, I played a very interesting game. It is a part of the ongoing club tournament, and today I faced last year's winner and one of the strongest players in our club. Being rated above 2000, he has 600 points on me. Suffice to say... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Nov 17, 2014
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    • A Carlsenesque position

      My previous blog post featured my latest OTB game. I have not found time to analyze it until now, but now I have discovered why I could not find a win. I quite frankly do not understand the endgame. The conclusion is a bit painful, since it does n... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Nov 16, 2014
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    • Chess General Principles

      In the Opening: 1. Develop your pieces.2. Control the center.3. Move every minor piece.4. Don't move a piece to a position where it will trouble other pieces' development.5. Don't move a developed piece unless necessary.6. Don't move pawns aimles... | Read More

      • GIex
      • | Nov 16, 2014
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    • Chess Train 2014 — day two: Vienna-Budapest: City of lights

      I must have done something to offend Caissa, since I lost both of today’s games. Especially painful was the loss against Mr. Co Buijsman in round 4 — I won the knight, only to let my opponent take my pawn, then another, and then, when black ... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Nov 15, 2014
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  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Pawn

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    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »