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  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More

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  • The "Suicidal" Pawn Storm

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    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • Carlsen retains World Chess Championship in Socho

      It was closer than in Chennai but in the end we had the same winner of the match: Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand to defend his title of World Champion of Chess. Magnus was leading by 1 point of difference after first 4 games. Game #5 s... | Read More

    • Vishy's Brilliancy

      Yesterday, I watched Anand fail to regain his title. I expected Carlsen to win, but I wanted one absolutely brilliant win from Vishy along the way—something to hold Vishy’s head high on the plane home.  Over the board, despite his one win, th... | Read More

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    • Study Partner

      Hello I am currently a 1400 USCF rated player but I can easily beat 1500s. I am looking for a study partner who can help me prepare my openings. For black I want to practice the Hedgehog Defence, Sicilian Najdorf and Kings Indian. For white, I wan... | Read More

    • Preston Congress 2014

      On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd November, I competed in the Preston Chess Congress. It was held in one of the UCLan buildings, near the city centre. I entered the Major (u170 ECF) section (u1975 FIDE), which saw a very strong turnout of 40 players... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • Siclian

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    In this Chessopedia Article we will be talking first about the simplest Sicilian Defence, so here's the lines:  You can even get more advanced on this. 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 »

  • 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 follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... 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 »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »