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YourDogXXL
YourDogXXL
Location: Germany
Joined: 4/23/15
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Brani-slav
Brani-slav
Location: Slovakia
Joined: 4/18/15
Last Online: 4/25/15
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uaSlav
uaSlav
Location: Ukraine
Joined: 3/26/15
Last Online: 4/25/15
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vovannslav
vovannslav
Location: USSR army base, Russia
Joined: 3/19/15
Last Online: 3/19/15
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Stani-slav
Stani-slav
Location: Germany
Joined: 3/13/15
Last Online: 4/22/15
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  • Beat The Symmetry!

    Last week, we discussed that in good hands a symmetrical position can be a very dangerous weapon. But judging by my own experience, it is more common that chess players try to use symmetry to achieve a draw playing against stronger opponent or whe... | Read More

  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Ben Finegold's Road To GM Video Series

    Explore the rise to GM by Ben Finegold in this fun series. Learn how a strong master earns the coveted grandmaster title, experiencing the highs and lows along with GM Finegold himself. You might be surprised by the kind of preparation it tak... | Read More


    • Bobby Fischer Blitz Game with his own annotations

      Facing Bobby Fischer New In Chess magazine 2015#3, that was published this week, has a 16-page article about Bobby Fischer. Editor-in-chief Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam examines a new book about the American World Champion. Bobby Fischer, Triumph and ... | Read More

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    • 6th SIMUL WITH THE MASTER & PUZZLES! Experience + analysis of game + practical tips = 8$

      All fans of chess!  Here is a post about upcoming 6th simul. In previous event I've tried to make the live broadcast on TWITCH but my internet unfortunately prevents me from doing it normally - right now in my apart. complex happens full changin... | Read More

    • Student Game Analysis #2: Misplaced Pieces

      Mikusbunkarus is a rapidly improving student of mine who plans to soon make his Over The Board chess debut. Already rated 1400 online, I am sure he will have a successful first outing. To prepare, we've been learning pawn structures as that is a ... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 22, 2015
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    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 4

      Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 4 Today's round saw So emerge as the sole leader in Shamkir. I already wrote about Mamedov'svulnerability when playing with black - in Round 2 he was smart to go for the Slav against Giri (instead of his usual... | Read More


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  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • Semi-Slav Defense

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      The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen's Gambit chess opening, defined by the position reached after 1. d4 d52. c4 e63. Nc3 Nf64. Nf3 c6,though the position may readily be reached by a number of different move-orders. T... Read More »