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  • 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

  • Alexander Alekhine (Part 4): His Prime Years

    I left Part 3 of this 7-part series with Alekhine beating Capablanca in their World Championship. Here’s how that article ended: The match itself was a long, extremely tiring affair that covered 34 games before Alekhine achieved the necess... | Read More

  • Heritage in Modern Play, Part 3

    Last week we looked at a topic of how modern players learn from classics in endgames where there are rooks present with opposite-colored bishops. We analyzed two classic games where the ideas of 1) a passed pawn and 2) domination showed up. We com... | Read More


    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • Pirc gone bad!

            I'm no expert in the Pirc defense lines, but I get the feeling a lot of the players around my level aren't either. When I see my opponent play the Pirc, I know (generally speaking) that I'll be getting a good attack and fairly sizable adv... | Read More

      • sam_reimer
      • | Nov 19, 2014
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    • 2014 World Mind Games Final Game 4 - Gnab whacks Katz to emerge 2014 World Mind Games champion!

      IM Alexander Katz, in a do-or-die attempt to win with Black, repeated his home-concocted 8...Bd7!?  in the Pirc Austrian Attack,  which had paid dividends in the qualifying event against Gnaburits. However, this time, Gnab was well-prepped and w... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Nov 18, 2014
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    • 2014 World Mind Games Final Preview

      2014 World Mind Games Final Preview - Will it be Gna-and or Katz-sen? After 2 months of intense woodpushing ...sorry... mouseclicking, two American (based) IMs stood at the pinnacle of the World Mind Games 2014 Round 3 event, battling about 100+ r... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Nov 15, 2014
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    • Getting Whipped in the DHLC Weekly

      I've been playing slow games fairly regularly recently, though I haven't been tournamenting it up. My new (and improved) standard rating I've managed to keep in the low 1700s through the end of the adjustment period, so that's good. I also raised ... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Nov 15, 2014
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Chessopedia


  • 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 »