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  • The Fighting Dragon Video Series

    If the Sicilian is the vehicle driving Black’s equalizing chances, the Dragon is its engine. For years, White has struggled to find a definite answer to counter the Sicilian. The Dragon variation, also known as the Draco Star, has only furth... | Read More

  • A Guide To Underpromotion

    The concept of underpromotion epitomizes the beauty of chess. Mathematically speaking, the queen is far and away the most potent force on the board. Yet there are certain situations in which the lady's subordinates are more deserving of reincarnat... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Play Chess Online With Your Pets

    April Fools! Are you tired of the same old game of fetch? Running low on filthy, chewed-up tennis balls? Wouldn’t it be nice to play something a bit more intellectually challenging with your pets? Thanks to groundbreaking new technolog... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More

    • 2015 bolg

      Rudolf Spielmann, The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, 21st century edition, revised and expanded by Karsten Mueller. (Russell Enterprises, 2015.) 272 pp., $24.95. Reviewed by Dennis Monokroussos. Austrian grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942) was ... | Read More

    • Great chessopening: The lion, with commentary, tips, tricks, example game and puzzle!

      The lion: a flexible opening system This post is going about one of my favorite chessopenings: The lion. The lion is invented by Leo Jansen and Jerry van Rekom. First there was only a black lion, later there also came a white lion. The lion-sys... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 30, 2015
    • Surprise win against NM

      Today I had the chance to play against a National Master in a blitz tourney. In the opening I lost a pawn by mistake, but then in the rook ending I grabbed my chances and after some tactical tricks ... I won the game ! Stockfish chess engin... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jul 28, 2015
    • Today's tactical tricks 19.07.2015

      Puzzle 1 (Easy) White to move (Actual game line)After playing a horrible endgame the exchange up I was finally given the opportunity to play out a tactical move to end the game by resignation.  Puzzle 2 (Medium) White to move (Actual game lin... | Read More

      • MrUlekleiv
      • | Jul 19, 2015
    • Today's tactical tricks 18.07.2015

      It's time for the third post of my new series.Three new puzzles for you to enjoy. Have fun.Puzzle 1 (Easy) White to move (Actual game line)Black is in a really bad shape already, but how did I convince him to finally resign? Puzzle 2 (Medium) Wh... | Read More

      • MrUlekleiv
      • | Jul 18, 2015

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 »