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  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was actually quite popular. In fact, ... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • The Two-Knight Advantage

    Two active bishops working in tandem are a mighty force. Indeed, the bishop's long range enables it to dominate vast swaths of the board, and to simultaneously play both a defensive and an attacking role. While the power of two bishops is... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More

  • 13 Songs With Chess Lyrics

    Chess and music have been linked throughout history. Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies. The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... | Read More


    • How to play chess:

      This is a guide how to play chess: 1. Introductory Matters. [+] 1.1. A Short Guide to the Site. [+] 1.2. Rationale for the Project. [+] 1.3. The Elements of Tactics: A Primer. [+] 1.4. Notation; Jargon; the Look of the Site; Hard Copies. [+]... | Read More

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    • Chess in Black and White: Endgame Lesson 3 - The Power of the King!

      To get the most out of these lessons make sure to join the study group. The link is at the bottom of the lesson. If you missed the intro to the series you can find it here - http://www.chess.com/blog/MichaelPorcelli/chess-in-black-and-white-issue... | Read More

    • Don't be "Karpov'd": How to Combat the Minority Attack

      Don't let this happen to you:  White (Karpov) risked nothing, because he was able to exchange off many pieces; so he did not have to worry about any Kingside attack. All Karpov had to do was squeeze and prod his opponent's weaknesses. Not a situ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jan 29, 2015
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    • Solving Chess Tactics -- the Logic of Forced Variations (or, only calculate what matters)

      In my original blog series on calculation I recommended ways to more efficiently calculate forced variations using the broadly-recommended approach of calculating ALL "checks, captures, and threats".  My original blog series discussed the overall... | Read More

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    • The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence

      The Najdorf Variation in the Sicilian Defense is the most popular line and has been favorited by some of the greatest chess minds that have ever played the game. It is aggressive and yet positional at times. It truly has something for every type... | Read More

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  • Sacrifice

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    To voluntarily give up material in the hope of gaining other advantages as compensation. The following is an example of using queen sacrifice to checkmate: Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »