Today, possibly 90% of chess is played on the internet and possibly 90% of the chess games on the internet are played at fast time controls. Classical chess is still the Gold Standard, but fast games seem to be coin of the realm.
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Now that I am an older player in my 60s, old age is creeping up on me (I can feel it in my knees), but I can still enjoy chess. Even after playing almost 50 years in hundreds of tournaments, I still like the chess tournament atmosphere and can a... | Read More
This article is about playing f4 as white in different parts of a game like Bird Opening,King's Gambit,Bishop's Game,Sicilian.
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Here are the basic ideas behind the Sicilian and some variations.Pls don't hesitate to post anything regarding this opening.
Both players rush for the center,white has d5 and f5,while black has d4 and b4.Usually white has initiative early in th... | Read More
The English looks like this: white goes for d5 but not with the usual e4,he goes 1.c4 while still keeping his central pawns ready to advance.The other advantage is that he doesn't block his c2 pawn after Nc3.
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