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  • "Queer Moves in Chess"

         I stumbled upon the following article while reading through the March 1903 edition of "Checkmate: Monthly Chess Review."  It looked familiar and I was able to determine I had seen it before in "Pollock Memories,"  a collection of his ... | Read More

  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would look ... | Read More

  • 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

    • Tromp tricks

      Years ago I analysed a line of the Trompovsky opening ... for black. I found a line which gives an advantage against lower rated players very quickly. This will not work against stronger players, but, you, dear reader, could of course use it agai... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Oct 12, 2015
    • Some tricks of English Opening part 2

      It's one of my own games. Opponent chose artless tactic. Opposite side Castling wasn't good idea, but the opponent had chances to win. In English Opening Opposite side Castling is acceptable, but it is risky for the one who makes the сastling sec... | Read More

      • botan4
      • | Oct 2, 2015
    • Card tricks

      Does anyone like or know any good card tricks, because I really like card tricks. | Read More

      • wackyball
      • | Sep 24, 2015
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    • Bullet Brawl Wednesday - What´s Wrong With This Picture?

      If a picture is worth a thousand words, IM Danny Rensch is just the chess player to speak them. You´ll get a kick out of watching his shows and hearing his commentary. Conversely, you´ĺl kick yourself if you miss them, especially today´s Bulle... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Sep 23, 2015

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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 »