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  • 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3

    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 years of age),... | Read More


    • Peering through the amber...

      I recently saw a post by The Great Patzer ( www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com) who was looking for what happened to : “A Great deal of people who have enthusiastically blogged in pursuit of higher ratings seem to have left their efforts; while t... | Read More

    • Is it useful or harmful to play BLITZ?

      Recently I have received a lot of questions about blitz games. Here I will answer them all. –> Is it useful or harmful to play blitz? When you play a blitz game, you have no time to think. Therefore you use the things you ALREADY know. Thu... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Dec 1, 2014
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    • Anatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoi

      http://www.gordon.com.ua/tv/a-karpov/   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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    • A brief example of a 'fishing trip' that can turn out for the better..

      Hi everyone. In my previous blog post a day or so ago, I shared with you all a couple of illustrations highlighting what can happen when inaccurate, imprudent attacking goes horribly wrong, partially due to a lack of concentration. Here today tho... | Read More

      • KB24_GOAT
      • | Nov 25, 2014
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      • | 2 comments
    • Jesus Christ and Paul Morphy

      The story goes, "J. Oswald Sanders reports that years ago, Paul Morphy was the world’s champion chess player when he was invited by a friend to look at a valuable painting titled, “The Chess Player.” In the painting, Satan was represented a... | Read More

      • zhrob
      • | Nov 16, 2014
      • | 325 views
      • | 4 comments

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 »