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    • Recent Games (G 1:30 +30 sec increment)

      Here are some recent games that I played | Read More

      • Visconde
      • | Sep 11, 2014
      • | 138 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Tactics from my Recent Games

      Here are some puzzles from some of my recent games. Let's start with an easy one.  Black has just played 16...Ba6 to develop his last minor piece.  Why is this wrong?   Next is one that's only a little harder.  In this recent OTB game Bl... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Sep 11, 2014
      • | 219 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Sensing Danger!, Part 3: Test Yourself

         The final installment of Sensing Danger! Part 1 focuses on how to properly recognize a critical position.  Part 2 establishes guidelines on how to approach these critical positions. This blog post presents exercises from recent games (US Che... | Read More

      • zkman
      • | Aug 29, 2014
      • | 755 views
      • | 1 comment
    • So... Youtube.

      I've been watching youtube videos since I was about 15. I remember this new thing called the 'internet' becoming popular, and I heard you could find almost anything you wanted on it. I was an avid soccer player, back in the day, and I never got to... | Read More

      • PATOMARK
      • | Jul 17, 2014
      • | 271 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The last refuge

      Just a bit of pragmatic advice: tenacity is stronger than lashing out.  So often during recent games have I wanted to simplify the position, but I must resist the urge to do so!  Often opponents (and not just during simuls) will feel the urge to... | Read More

      • DandyDanD
      • | Jul 8, 2014
      • | 295 views
      • | 2 comments

Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »