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    • Exclusive Peek at Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov for Members

        Metropolitan Chess, Inc, a Los Angeles based-company, has just published its first book under the imprint Metropolitan Chess Publishing:  Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov   GM Bojkov is probably very familiar to... | Read More

    • Puzzles from some of my recent games

      A series of puzzles based on tactics which cropped up in some of my games recently. Enjoy! First, a quick and painful mate which was delivered in 15 moves. We join the game at move 12:   Next, getting ready to throw a rook boomerang: ... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Apr 19, 2014
    • Analysis of recent Games: It' ain't over till its over

      Game 1:  White had the game in hand, until 31. Rf7?? Black jumps on this mistake and pulls out the win! Game 2: This time, the tables are turned; white goes up early, but black is able to recover and capitalize on some mistakes. | Read More

    • Learn to play BOLD chess

      Tired of playing boring positions? Put off by opening theory and the stacks of opening books you need to study? Want to play real chess from the word go and force your opponents to think by themselves? Fascinated by the games of Tal, Nezhmetdinov,... | Read More

    • See my blog

      Hello and welcome to the reboot of my blog! There's three chess puzzles below!   During the last  years I've been slightly less involved with chess, but I'm coming back to it, as chess players always seem to do. Therefore, it also made se... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
      • | Feb 1, 2014

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »