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  • How To Play The Chinese Dragon

    In the early 21st century, a new permutation of the evergreen Sicilian Dragon appeared: rather than place the queen's rook, obviously, on the open c-file, to put it instead on the closed b-file, supporting an advance of the b-pawn: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure 101 Video Series

    The wait is finally over! You have tried every solution to fix those flabby pawn structures. You've cut every processed pawn from your diet. Yet, for some reason, you just cannot get rid of those doubled pawns! Finally, there is a better way! Fan... | Read More

  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • The "Suicidal" Pawn Storm

    In the previous installment of this series, we discussed the situations where it is beneficial to break one of the cardinal rules of chess: do not push pawns in front of your king. As you could notice, in all the games that we analyzed last time... | Read More

    • Openings: Keep it Short and Simple (1)

      Lately I've been looking at ways to broaden my opening repertoire with agressive lines that do not require too much study, i.e. where opening theory is not very developped yet. The first variation I'd like to show you can be used against the Sici... | Read More

      • Boldchess
      • | Nov 16, 2015
    • Material and Position

      Chess is a game of subtle imbalances which, if well-managed, can lead to an overwhelming victory out of apparently nowhere.  On the other hand, if they’re left unchecked, you can lose a game without really comprehending why.  Two of these imba... | Read More

      • rhart
      • | Nov 15, 2015
    • Dragons on the Beach: The American Team at World Youth

      GM Alejandro Ramirez, one of the coaches at the World Youth Championship, writes about beginning of the event. "Certainly has a ring to it, being World Champion! For this precise goal America is sending over 120 young, talented players to the 2... | Read More

    • How To play Advanced chess (Read &Enjoy )

      1 Be aware that this article assumes that you already know how to notate(record games) to learn how to notate, look at the tips before continuing. 2 Chess Terms En Passant It is common knowledge that on the first move pawns can move 2 space... | Read More

    • Two steps forward and two steps back

      A while back, I wrote a post about how the winner is the player who makes the next to last mistake. This is actually a game that demonstrates that this saying is not always true. In this case, there were many (!) mistakes and blunders. The final b... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Oct 21, 2015
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  • 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 followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »