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  • The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name

    Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | Read More

  • How To Play A Counterblow

    The ability to recover after a tactical oversight is a difficult skill to master. Indeed, the temptation to panic after blundering an ostensibly crushing sacrifice or combination is overwhelming. It is the mark of a strong, experienced player to r... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More


    • July Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1753 Year to date: +223 After playing 18 long, rated games over 11 consecutitve days in June and July, I decided I had earned a break from tournament play! My 6 week break will end with the Illinois Open Championships being held Sep... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Aug 14, 2015
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    • The Art of Attack in Chess 960

      Adolf Anderson stated “Attack, always attack.” Some players, even some Grand Masters, even some world champions (such as Mikhail Tal) just can’t resist being on the attack. However, many strong players, especially world champions, like Phili... | Read More

    • Opposite side castles! How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb! Part I.

      Hi All, Here I want to share some of my recent 10 min games which are featured opposite side castling and race conditions. I use engine analysis as well to spot missing tactics or blunders in the game by both sides. Games are not perfect, but the... | Read More

      • TCSPlayer
      • | Aug 6, 2015
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    • My best recent games

      This next game was a rather interesting one where black had a big advantage at the end of the game but may have not been able to capitalize.   These were three games that I recently played that I feel had many interesting things going on in ... | Read More

      • Graber7
      • | Aug 3, 2015
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    • Blocked for no reason

      While looking at my recent games, I have found out that a particular user block me. You are blocked from this user's notes! I was pretty surprised to see that message. I did not do anything to him. If we will try to look at our game, we can obs... | Read More

      • IceSkating
      • | Jul 17, 2015
      • | 206 views
      • | 2 comments

Video Lessons



  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »