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TricksFoundry
TricksFoundry
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ricktricks
ricktricks
Location: Backwater, New South Wales, Australia, United States
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gabrielmollette
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Mindtricks17
Mindtricks17
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chess1trick
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  • 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

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Read More

  • Can You Solve These Spooky Chess Puzzles?

    Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween! (Smiles and good cheer.) Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor? Professor: Treats? Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats. Lucian: I really like gummy bears. Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More


    • Owen's Defense

      Resources: Owen's Defense on Wikipedia GJ_Chess on youtube 365chess People don't generally study Owen's Defense and the theory isn't as highly developed as it is in other openings. So it can be fun to play. Owen's Defense (ECO: B00) is: Thi... | Read More

    • Beat the Losing Streak

      This has been a rough few weeks for me in online and correspondence chess. I recently matched my live chess losing streak of eight games in standard time control (15|10), which was incredibly disappointing given that I had improved so much over t... | Read More

    • Wijk aan Zee 2015 - Round 11

      So is closing in! Even though I don't think he'll be able to cause Carlsen sleepless nights, it's still good to see a fresh face at the top! Van Wely again employed cunning opening prep, but he chose the wrong man for his tricks - Giri is no joke... | Read More

    • pop songs

      Three pop songs that originally were about chess. All about that plan Because you know im all about that plan, no trouble Yeah its pretty clear while we are on move two I'll play those opening moves like im suppose to do Cause ive this book b... | Read More

    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 2

      Read part 1 here. In 1905, I visited Warsaw and Lodz. In Warsaw, I visited the Semadani Cafe, the city's chess center. I remember meeting Poland's strongest players. First of all, I should name the elderly chess veteran Szymon Winawer. He was ... | 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 »