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  • 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • How to Win Equal Positions

    Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... | Read More


    • Frome Chess Congress 2014 (10/11 May)

      25th Annual congress held at Selwood Academy on 9/10/11th May. Taking a round one bye, my results were as follows: Round 2: Playing white I was able to play my preferred Scotch gambit opening, which my opponent wasn't familiar with (4...H6). Afte... | Read More

      • DrDeal
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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    • Books from My Past, Part 4

      In this fourth and final installment of the "Books from My Past" series I'll review the final two books that I read before starting the serious chess study in 2013 that I have been journaling about in this blog. My 20 year chess career can be s... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Leningrad : Exploring the Basman system.

      Hello every one! Today i am gonna share with you a game i played this summer (not in this site) and because of its nature i consider it as one of my fascinating games ever! I am sure that most of you have been heard or play it against as a white: ... | Read More

      • Stavros_34
      • | Oct 17, 2014
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    • King's Indian Draw Again

      One has to be always aware of the extent to which not-so-obvious misplays can affect a game. I've come to this conclusion after drawing a second King's Indian Defense within a week and looking through it. The play was a bit defensive, and during t... | Read More

      • GIex
      • | Oct 16, 2014
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    • N. Bellon - J. Byrnes 1-0, two common errors

      My opponent made two common errors, one involving pawn structure and the other with a Knight in the opponent's camp.  See my notes below (NB). | 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 »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan V... 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 »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... 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 »