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  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Chess Informant 120 Maracana with Morozevich

    Yet not reading latest Chess Informant 120 Maracana? Seriously?  THE PERIODICAL THE PROS USE Book: Paperback, 340 pages, English language. CD: in ChessBase format (with PGN). Our four times-a-year publication aspires to be an arena that g... | Read More


    • How NOT to Play Against the Scheveningen

      Below is a game I recently played at the Arlington chess club. As the title suggests, it is an example of terrible play by white in the Scheveningen Sicilian. | Read More

      • MaxCorn
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • Exclusive Training With Yasser Seirawan

      Yesterday Sunday the 17th, together with a few club colleagues, I was fortunate enough to attend an exclusive training session with world renowned Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.We visited Yasser in his house in Amsterdam which has been been hi... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • DHLC Qualifier - Round 2

      Well, this time I managed to make it through without doing anything incredibly stupid! The affair was more lopsided, but this was only brought upon because my opponent played very quickly in a sharp c3 Sicilian-turned-Smith-Morra position (not ... | Read More

    • My World Open: Fireworks and Falling Short

      Good time of day to you my dear chess friends, As promised in my last post on analysis in the Scandinavian, I am here to day to bring you some analysis of interesting games and positions from my games at the World Open U2000 played during the fou... | Read More

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      I have played on chess.com on various computers over the past 3 yrs or so, and the only prob/complaint I have is that my connection almost always starts in the red or goes to red after a few games -- is this some kind of punishment or incentive to... | Read More

      • akibubba
      • | Aug 15, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »