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Art-777
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  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #74: The Last Class

    Professor: Hello, class. They all greeted the professor as if saying goodbye. Professor: Don't look so glum. Rachel: Isn't this the last class? Zephyr: All good things come to an end. Lucian: Do they have to? Wei: Yes, but each ending is a t... | 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 13

    These games might or might not be masterpieces; the criterion for this series is that they taught me an extremely important lesson(s) that made me well rounded and much stronger. I’m hoping that these games will teach you the same lessons, t... | Read More

  • How To Break Fortresses

    Dealing with a fortress — especially when you have a significant material advantage — is an infuriating experience. Indeed, what can be more frustrating than completely outplaying your opponent, only to find that he has con... | Read More


    • Closed Sicilian - Learning From My Games

      Hi chess friends, The games in this post are most of the contents of a lesson I taught yesterday on what to look for when playing the Closed Sicilian for white. It was my main answer to the Sicilian when I was a kid and I used it to beat my first... | Read More

      • NMKane
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    • In Conversation with International Master Jack Peters!

      (This interview was initially published in January 2015 on our blog; view it here!) International Master Jack Peters is currently one of the top 200 players in the USA.  Peters wrote the renowned LA Times chess column for nearly 30 years, and h... | Read More

    • Queen's Indian Defense

       Queen's Indian Defence - Barcza-Golombek Stockholm Interzonal 1952   What is the best response to 3. ... b6? It is difficult to tell as Queens Indian Defense allows for a number of strong lines to develop. In this game Barcza played what... | Read More

      • Avro1000
      • | Jan 22, 2015
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    • MOBY CHESS Šachmatų Kultūros Universitetas

      Labas Rytas , Kolegos .Papasakosiu anekdodą apie tuos "kolegas". Kai Eduardas Gufeldas gavo Didmeistrio vardą , jis iškart tuo 'pasinaudojo' pasisveikindamas su Pasaulio Čempionu didmeistriu Tigranu Petrosianu - "sveikas ,kolega" , šis atrė... | Read More

      • mobidi
      • | Jan 17, 2015
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    • Finding Home in the Grunfeld Defense

      A short list of systems I've attempted against the Grunfeld: Exchange Variation The Russian System Qa4+ System Bf4 System The Solid e3 When I first learned of the Grunfeld, I read something to the effect of “just exchange on d5 a... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jan 17, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Fischer, Robert

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    Robert (Bobby ) Fischer was born in Chicago on March 9, 1943.  He was the 11th world chess champion (1972-1975).  He was the youngest national junior champion (13), the youngest American chess champion ever (14), the youngest grandmaster... Read More »

  • Huebner, Robert

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    Robert Heubner, born Nov 6, 1948, is a German Grandmaster (1971) and strongest German player since World War II.  In 1967 he won the German championship.  In 1971 he was playing in a candidates match with Petrosian when he made a mistake... Read More »

  • Boleslavasky, Isaac

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    Isaak Efremovich Boleslavsky (1919-1977) was a Soviet International Grandmaster (1950) and journalist.   He was born June 19, 1919 in Zolotonosha, in the Ukraine.  He taught himself chess at the age of nine.  In 1936, he took 3... Read More »

  • Petrosian, Tigran Vartanovich

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    Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1952) and 9th world chess champion (1963-1969).  Between 1968 and 1975 he never lost more than a single game in any tournament.  He drew more than half his total gam... Read More »