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FruamrosDagarkin
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  • Clash of Champions: Spassky vs. Petrosian

    For the first time since Alekhine, there was a world champion not named "Botvinnik" who was also not merely renting the title for a year. The Armenian named Tigran Petrosian held the title of world champion, with his unusual, "left-handed" style o... | Read More

  • The Cab Driver Who Knew How to Play Chess

    In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More

  • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

    Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a

    Is the Sicilian Wing Gambit and the French Defense a version of the Benko Gambit!? mcelsouza asked: I used to play the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3. I must say I played it due to my laziness (avoiding the Sicilian t... | Read More


    • Strange French

      This was a very unusual French Defense game. It quickly transposed into a variation of the closed Sicilian. I'm not very familiar with the Sicilian so I wond up leaning heavily on opening databases (it was days per turn aka correspondense chess, s... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Sep 27, 2014
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    • Sicilian-opening ; Smith-Morra-variation

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      • Matilda876
      • | Sep 27, 2014
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    • A10 - English Opening

        The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. c4A flank opening, it is the fourth most popular[1][2] and, according to various databases, anywhere from one of the two most successful[1] to the fourth most succ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 25, 2014
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    • crashing e4

      most beginners,novice are unknown with caro-kanns defense . when they begin a game with e4 ...u can reply by c6 .it is more solid and less dynamic then french defense and sicilian defense. it often leads to good end game for black! why not try thi... | Read More

      • deepan399
      • | Sep 24, 2014
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    • Sicilian-opening ; Scheveningen-variation

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      • Matilda876
      • | Sep 23, 2014
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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 »