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  • Who Will Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    If you follow my weekly column, then you probably noticed that I am a big fan of Magnus Carlsen. I like his chess style, his general attitude to play till the very end and his notorious disregard of the opening theory. I grew up at the height... | Read More

  • Vasily Smyslov And The Closed Sicilian

    Although Vasily Smyslov was only the world champion for one year, he is nevertheless remembered as among the greatest players ever, and his matches with Mikhail Botvinnik dominated chess in the 1950s. All in all, they played three matches, with ... | Read More

  • Botvinnik And The Winawer

    After World War Two, the chess world (and the world in general) was abruptly changed. It is very clear that a demarcation line can be placed at 1945 between the old classical chess and modern chess. There were many changes in the chess world aro... | Read More

  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

    • How NOT to play the "Anti-Sicilian with no name"

      I don't want to step into the controversial argument of whether or not "blitz chess kills your ideas" (Fischer), but at least from my experience, blitz chess and classical chess are different and I feel as if I need to shift gears before attemptin... | Read More

    • NEU Chess League Round 1 Analysis

      My college chess club is playing a 4 or 5 round swiss over the semester. Due to some IMO bad pairings, I was paired with this girl - who was probably in top 4 strongest players in the club. I'm probably the 5th or 6th strongest. The time controls... | Read More

      • gimpyfish
      • | Oct 6, 2015
    • Two easy games against 1.e4 at Finike Tournament

      I gave this two games without analyze. But this two games are including instructive opening mistakes. First game I chose Scotch and second game I chose Sicilian...   | Read More

      • auxilia07
      • | Oct 5, 2015
    • Wolf_Rayet's Collection

      Hello guys. I have decided to take all my works, analysis, and posts which may or may not benefit you and compile it into a single blog.  I would Include the articles from the predecesor account but It failed to work. Article 1: Positional Play... | Read More

      • Wolf_Rayet
      • | Oct 5, 2015
    • Opening Systems

      For chess players who hates memorising opening lines, I recommend you to study some systems. I will give 10 examples of systems here, 5 with Black and 5 with White. 1. The Hedgehog This system is usually used against the Open Variation in the Si... | Read More

      • williamn27
      • | Oct 3, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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    The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

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    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »