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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #33 - Knights to Remember

    Professor: Class, how special it is to see you. Zephyr & Lucian: Hello, Professor. We do feel pretty special. Professor: Don’t let it go to your heads, but I’d like to start off with a question, if you don’t mind. Zephyr: I don... | Read More

  • How to Turbo-Charge Your Game

    Every chess player dreams of improving his game. He might simply want to smash his friends. He might want that 1200 rating to turn into a 1600 rating. Or he might be sick and tired of not knowing why he lost games X, Y, and Z. Study certainly help... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #27 - Zig Zag Zwang

    Professor: Hello, class. Are you prepared to get scientific about things? That is, are you ready to talk about bishops today? Lucian: Bishops?What bishops? Bad bishops? Zephyr: Or good bishops? Professor: Not quite either type. No, I’m ... | Read More

  • Stirring up Morra Mayhem!

    Today I played a very interesting 90 minute + 5 sec Increment game against a member Apthyphim (rated 1980 or so on live chess). In my first article, I am going to analyze my game and give my thought processes on why I made each move. The... | Read More

  • To Master an Opening You Need to Embrace Defeat!

    The following game (played in an over-the-board tournament) by member pogorelich is remarkable. It not only offers us incredible tactics (most of which were missed by both sides) and amazing structures, but also lessons on how to study a... | Read More

    • The shores of hell

        The shores of hell   I am a lonely man. I have everything that money can buy. Living in a villa can be a source of happiness, which I remember well, when my wife and kids were still living with me, besides a staff of servants. Now they are ... | Read More

      • D_Gray
      • | Mar 31, 2014
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    • Tiger Lilov's Chess Secrets: Candidate Moves

      Today’s post is reserved for the very special topic for every beginner player and that is namely the candidate moves. How do we calculate long variations with certain accuracy, so that we can commit to brave sacrifices and complicated exchanges ... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Mar 30, 2014

      In a Chess Game pawn is minimum valued piece and so many of player juts forget of pawn’s power until he was in fork attack. Due to this low cost idea & slow movement so many players will not see any threat from pawn. But keep in mind that pa... | Read More

    • How to always be a good chessplayer

      In this lession I will teach to you the secret tehnique of never losing too much points in a tournament and how to generally be a good player. Step 1. Focus on EVERYTHING but don´t let ANYTHING affect your judging. You are more valuable than you... | Read More

      • theliten
      • | Mar 26, 2014
    • A Funny Blitz Fragment

      This is a bit of a silly exchange I had the other day in a 5 0 game with FM Simplechess. I played several horrible moves (even for blitz) in the opening and achieved a horribly lost position, but I was fixated on a few interesting swindle ideas. T... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »