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  • Best of Three Sets: Tennis Players Ju and Esserman in Death Match

    In the 1990s, when Pete Sampras dominated Wimbledon, he would sometimes win entire matches without a rally longer than a few hits. Expect the same this Saturday, as two energetic blitz specialists (and talented tennis players) lace up for Death Ma... | Read More

  • A Week in Chicago, Part 2

    In last week's article, A Week in Chicago, Part 1, we saw a very strange and interesting game I played against the young FM Eric Rosen in a Chicago international tournament. Now let's look at what happened later in the tournament. As I said befo... | Read More

  • NEW: Chess Informant 119 Viking

    Drakkar boat sails through waves upwind... It's about Chess Informant 119 Viking, largely dedicated to the newly crowned world champion Magnus Carlsen. The book and the CD are just published and let me present you short intro about it. The... | Read More

  • Expertise in Chess Players

    Learning and mastery of a skill is a complicated process, especially when the endeavor involves the mind. For reasons along this line, psychologists have studied how expert chess players excel. The famous psychologist Alfred Binet once stated, “... | Read More

  • A Chess Player's Best Friend, Part 2: Check Your Discovered Checks!

    Last week we discussed one of the most powerful chess weapons: a discovered check. Today you can hone your tactical skills by solving our big test. These puzzles have many different tactical themes, but all of the combinations are based on discove... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/17

      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.  Tough game in the English Opening vs belgi... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/16

      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. I face the Sicilian Grand Prix attack agai... | Read More

    • Banned from MANY groups

      I am banned from a few groups! :) 1.d4 group, Sicilian Dragon Players, Sacrosanct Pawn Multitude, Flank Openings, Friends :), and that's about it. I know how you feel for me. I also feel happy for being banned from those groups! :D *said sarcasti... | Read More

      • hsong1
      • | Apr 15, 2014
    • How to achive 1200 Elo at

      How to achive 1200 Elo points at If you can’t control the game, you will lose it.   Abstract This article was written for amateur players who wants to improve their chess skills and achive at 1200 Elo points. I will di... | Read More

      • supernovex
      • | Apr 15, 2014
    • 12-13 April 2014 Interuniversitary Tournament,Kültür University

      Hi everyone...Two days ago as Istanbul University representatives we attended a tournament where the score for team was determined with the sum of three high scorers of the university...Time control was 45 min with 30 seconds increment per move.I ... | Read More

      • JRC_96
      • | Apr 14, 2014

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 »