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  • How to Steal a Chess Game

    All chess players, whether they're GMs or novices, have bad days. However, chess is not a cumulative game — one blunder, one moment of premature relaxation —  can instantly nullify hours of hard work. A few months... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • You Won't Believe This Simple Trap Even GMs Miss

    There are many different traps in chess. Some of them are so well known that you can hardly use these tricks even against relatively weak players. However, some traps are good enough to catch even grandmasters.  Sometimes, the world's leadi... | Read More

  • How to Play Unorthodox Combinations

    Even devout Petrosian fans cannot deny that combinations are aesthetically pleasing by definition. However, keen tactical vision is no longer a unique commodity. Sharp combinatorial awareness has become a required skill of all serious chess play... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More


    • Opening books, yes or no?

      If you go to the "chess books" section of your bookstore, you may well notice that opening books are the predominant genre of chess books being published today. Consequently, most of the books being read are opening books which leads to the questi... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Sep 21, 2014
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    • Disaster in the Opening

      IM Alex Kundin has prepared a new lesson for you: “Disaster in the Opening”. You’ll learn useful opening concepts while enjoying a really nice attacking game!     Have you enjoyed the final position of the game from the video? It’... | Read More

    • Known Traps & Attacks

      The Diagonial Knight TrapThis is a position that is worth remembering as it has considerable practical value. In general, a bishop placed three squares vertically or horizontally from a knight will cover all of the knight's moves in the bishop's d... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • [video] Chess Opening Trap #1: Torre Attack - Queen Switch!

      Hi all, Apart from the recently started series on Chess Studies, I am also introducing another new series on Chess Opening Traps. Today I post the first one on the Torre Attack. The main aim of the series is to get yourself acquainted with these... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 10, 2014
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    • Ruy Lopez Opening

      The Ruy Lopez Opening, also called the Spanish Opening, is named after a 16th-century Spanish priest who made a systematic study of the opening that bears his name. First recorded in chess manuscripts in 1561, it was rediscovered in the mid-19th c... | Read More


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  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Greco, Gioacchino (Joachino)

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    Gioacchino Greco (1600-1634) was an Italian chess player and the best known of the wandering chessmen in the early 17th century. Greco learned chess from earlier books and kept a notebook of tactics, and short and clever games.  He made a liv... Read More »