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  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #56: Outflanking and Outranking

    Professor: Welcome, everyone. In its typical blasé manner, the class offered a communal smile back.  Professor: How unusual for this class, Thomas. You have your hand up. What is it? Thomas: I saw a position in Washington Square ... | Read More

  • You Won't Believe This Simple Trap Even GMs Miss

    There are many different traps in chess. Some of them are so well known that you can hardly use these tricks even against relatively weak players. However, some traps are good enough to catch even grandmasters.  Sometimes, the world's leadi... | Read More

  • How to Become a Tactical Wizard

    There is no need to explain the importance of tactics for a tournament player. I bet you've all heard the cliche "chess is 99% tactics," or an anecdote about a grandmaster who was a famous endgame specialist. (Was it Smyslov? I don't remember.) ... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More


    • Orang-Colorado Gambit

      ORANG-COLORADO GAMBIT 1.b4 e5 2.f4 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction First a small introduction of the... | Read More

    • Endgame Tactics

      Electric Fence Advance (Pawn-Rook Ending)Note how the rook controls the entire d-file. This line of controlled squares acts like an electric fence that the Black king cannot cross. Using a rook to cut off the enemy king like this is a common dev... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • 10 Benefits of Chess regarding health

      10 Benefits of Chess regarding Health Chess is one of the most popular games in world. Chess emerged from southern Europe during the 2nd half of 15th century. It gained popularity to such an extent that nowadays international chess tournaments a... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • Tips and Tricks I learned to Improve Chess

      Many of you have wondered: "Why is Kingdom_Heart's rating increase and how did he do a rating jump"? Well recently I've been reading tons and tons of Chess books and found some useful advice that really helped me and so I wante to share with you g... | Read More

    • Continental Open 2014, Summary

              I played in the Continental Open this year, 8 Aug - 10 Aug 2014 in Sturbridge MA. Great turnout, fun games, and I even got Carissa Yip's autograph on my rollup board :-) This blog is an overall summary. I will post a few additio... | Read More

      • hreedwork
      • | Aug 14, 2014
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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 »