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    • Peering through the amber...

      I recently saw a post by The Great Patzer ( www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com) who was looking for what happened to : “A Great deal of people who have enthusiastically blogged in pursuit of higher ratings seem to have left their efforts; while t... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen and Rise of the Quants

      The mainstream media and chess public are endlessly fascinated by the chess #1, Magnus Carlsen of Norway. So am I. Yes, he is the reigning World champion with the highest rating anyone has ever achieved. In this number-obsessed world it is someth... | Read More

    • Getting Started with Fritz 13 (using Windows 7)

      Getting Started With  Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media (for Windows 7) Note:  These instructions below are for a computer running Windows 7 and Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media.  Other operating systems and/or versions of Fritz may be different in... | Read More

    • Breaking your opponents balance

      If an opponent pushes against you and you push back or try to hold your ground, you are resisting him.  In this situation, the stronger person will win.  However, if you yield to him and pull him in the direction he is pushing, you can easily ... | Read More

    • Online Ratings

      So from my understanding chess.com inflated the standard ratings because they thought the ratings were inaccurate or something. But now ratings are just even more inaccurate and unreliable. I'm 1500 USCF but here i'm 1700. Chess.com should just re... | Read More

      • OPRFCT
      • | Nov 23, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • the kopec bd3

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    so the kopec system starts with bd3 on third move. Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »