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    • Fabiano Caruana misses opportunity to overtake world No1 Magnus Carlsen

      0       From a 2001 Athens master game: White chose 1 Bg5 after which both players expected to win. Who was right? Fabiano Caruana’s daring bid to upstage Magnus Carlsen’s world title match by capturing No1 in the rankings was finall... | Read More

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    • USCL Weeks 4-5 Recap

      by Levy Rozman After a scorching start to the 2014 US Chess League campaign, the Manhattan Applesauce were slowed down in weeks 3 and 4 by the St. Louis Arch Bishops and the New York Knights respectively. We do not have time to cry over spilled m... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 5 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce 1.5-2.5 GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) - GM Robert Hungaski (2551) 0-1 View Game IM Levan Bregadze (2530) - FM Andrew Shvartsman (2432) 1-0 View Game IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - FM Rico Salimbagat (22... | Read More

    • {VIDEOS} Smashing The Sidelines; The Pirc

      If you're like me, then you have trouble against the various rare and unusual lines your wily opponents can throw against your 1 e4. Eventually, after racking up a pitiful score over the years against the Pirc, Modern, Scandinavian,etc. I decided ... | Read More

    • The Universal Structure; Part I

                Wouldn't it be easy if you could reach similar positions in all your games, White and Black? Wouldn't that would significantly cut down on workload and likely give you positions you have far more experience in than your oppon... | Read More

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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »