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  • 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

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More

  • 7 Dumb Chess Ideas To Avoid This Year

    We've kicked off a new year, but beginning chess players still play the same unsound chess ideas that have been tried by inexperienced players for decades. Unless their opponents are similarly new to the game, players relying on these unsophisti... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 11

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More


    • The Fried Liver Attack (Fegatello) *Lolli Attack

      R.J. Fishcher vs. T.Rouse Chicago (simul) 1964From: The Greatest Ever chess tricks and traps, Gary Lane  | Read More

      • DAlbanesi
      • | Mar 24, 2015
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    • Tactics : The desperado

      One of the more exciting tactics is for sure the desperado tactic. When for example the opponent queen is hanging and your queen is attacked, then your own queen can do desperado tricks, which can lead to hilarious looking positions. Here's an e... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 20, 2015
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    • Brief Review: How I Beat Fischer's Record Judith Polgar Teaches Chess Volume 1

      How I Beat Fischer's Record Judith Polgar Teaches Chess Volume 1   Judith Polgar continues her remarkable chess career with a unique volume that combines superb biographical narrative with outstanding learning material.  Beginning in early ch... | Read More

      • SchriSchri
      • | Mar 18, 2015
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    • Rapid chess

      Rapid events are common in Baltic states. The idea of rapid chess was introduced into practice years ago in Soviet Estonia. Later European and World Championships were held at the end of 1980-s. The FIDE rapid and blitz Championships were organiz... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Mar 14, 2015
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    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 3

                 The Scandinavian Defense is a surprise opening not often played against an 1.e4 opening in Master play but not unusual in correspondence chess.    Especially when an opponent wants to throw their opponent off. In Part 3 w... | 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 »