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  • Basic Opening Ideas

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your most recent article. It was very well written. However, I have one question. All titled players that I know say that you should learn the ideas behind openings, more so than the opening lines ... | Read More

  • The Road to Sofia by GM Magesh and GM Arun

    The ash cloud drama that unfolded over World Champion Vishy Anand's journey to Sofia has only hyped up the enthusiasm of chess fans all over the world. Will this affect Anand negatively? or will he breeze through this just like the several oth... | Read More

  • Semi Slav g6 System by GM Magesh and GM Arun

    In recent times due to advances in opening theory, Black is struggling to equalize in most of the systems. There is no opening for Black in which he can guarantee a comfortable position from which he can play for a win. These days everybody has a... | Read More


    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/05/23

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  A nice game in the Ruy Lopez Steinitz De... | Read More

    • Semi Slav: The Moscow Veriation

      Just for personal study, but people may find it useful. | Read More

    • semi slav play against bad bishop ending

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    • Making The Next Step

      Well... the big goal has been accomplished.  Just under 5 years of tournament play (about 190 games) has finally earned me the National Master title.   A couple weeks have passed now.  I've spent these weeks taking a bit of a break from studyi... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jun 14, 2013
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    • First-Time Openings

      Looking at my opponent for last night's USCL match, I thought that he was at his best in dynamic positions; certainly positions with a clear imbalance and plan, but in particular those with a somewhat faster pace. [for masters preparing] It's a bi... | Read More

      • dpruess
      • | Sep 1, 2011
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Video Lessons



  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams w... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »