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  • Louis Paulsen

                                                 Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Powe... | Read More

  • "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov

    This week I will be analyzing the well-known book by Alexander Kotov, Think Like a Grandmaster. This was the first part of a three-part series - the other two books being Play Like a Grandmaster and Train Like a Grandmaster. Kotov - and this boo... | Read More

  • Understanding Opening Ideas and Blitz Chess

    Dear Grandmasters Arun Prasad/Magesh Panchanathan: I have questions and I hope you may answer them. I have not played over the board chess for a year and have mainly played blitz or rapid chess online. Before I took a break I managed to achieve ... | Read More

  • Attacking Levenfish

    Grigory Levenfish was born on the 9th of March 1889 in Poland which was then part of the Russian Empire. He was the second Soviet chess player, after Botvinnik, who was awarded the title of grandmaster of the USSR in 1937. He played chess since th... | Read More

  • The Art of Defense

    Géza Maróczy (3 March 1870-29 May 1951) was a leading Hungarian chess master and also a practicing engineer. He learned to play chess at the age of fifteen, and soon acquired the skill of a master in competition with the best players in the Inte... | Read More

    • 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
    • Completely new Opening?

      Do you ever wonder if all openings are already studied in depth? Do you think that chess openings that are never considered good will be in a new generation of chess become good solid openings? We do not see many Philidors openings, Alekhines def... | Read More

      • Sanga
      • | Apr 1, 2014
    • Yugoslav attack crashes home again

      Another example of a successful pursuit of a castled king in a Sicilian defence with the Yugoslav-style attacking set up. For previous instalments, see here for a failure, and here for a success. The black Queen goes on an early excursion, but, in... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Mar 16, 2014
    • chess opening

      chess opening  is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.  Volume A: Flank openings English Opening Benoni Defense Dutch Defence Réti Opening Benko Gambit Old Indian Defense Bird's Opening Irregular openings, etc. Volume B:... | Read More

      • andlyarsha
      • | Mar 15, 2014
    • 22nd THEMATIC tournament : CARO KANN

      22nd Thematic Tournament - Caro Kann (1601-1800) 1. e4 c6The Caro–Kann, like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, is classified as a "Semi-Open Game", but it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those op... | Read More

  • Common Defence

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  • 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 »

  • Greek Defence

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  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »