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  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Read More

  • The Modern Defense: A History

    Like the Kan/Paulsen, the so-called "Modern Defense" is an opening with many names. When I first met it, as a beginning chess player, I knew it as the "Robatsch Defense." It has also been called the Ufimtsev Defense, the Kotov Defense, the Pi... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More

  • Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

    Attacking 101: Volume #001 The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1000 to 1800 - the t... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Blitz Recipe

     Kasparov's My Great Predecessors series of books is a trove of invaluable information. Garry is a real King Midas of chess since whatever chess subject he touches, he turns into gold. Whether you want to improve your tactical skills, le... | Read More


    • Playing Against the Pirc Defense

      Hello Chess Fans,  Today I'm continuing with White's defenses against Black's response to 1.e4 and The Pirc Defense is played by both Masters and correspondence players alike. It's a hypermodern defense that allows White to gain an early control... | Read More

    • Best of Times, Worst of Times

       More travails of a (wanna-be) improving chess player...   "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," so begins A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (If you have never read this classic of English Literature, shame ... | Read More

      • RandomJeff
      • | Mar 15, 2015
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    • Pirc Denfence

      Recently became aware of an opening that works for both sides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z66hiJAqmo | Read More

    • My most memorable game

      Today I'd like to show you a game I played almost 15 years ago against IM Yochanan Afek. Besides being a strong OTB player, IM Afek is also renowned for composing chess studies. This game was played in a tournament in The Hague (Netherlands). If m... | Read More

      • Boldchess
      • | Mar 11, 2015
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    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 3

                 The Scandinavian Defense is a surprise opening not often played against an 1.e4 opening in Master play but not unusual in correspondence chess.    Especially when an opponent wants to throw their opponent off. In Part 3 w... | Read More


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  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Modern Defence

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      In the Modern Defense, also known as the Robatsch Defense, after Karl Robatsch, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »

  • Pirc

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    The Pirc Defence, sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1. e4 with 1. ...d6 and 2. ...Nf6, followed by ...g6 and ...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressiv... Read More »