How to Learn from Magnus Carlsen's Modern Chess!

How to Learn from Magnus Carlsen's Modern Chess!

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19 days ago

Greetings everyone. It's Edward...  After a protracted absence, I'm temporarily back! I left Bristol, UK, and came over to Zzyzx, California, in the United States, because of emerging job opportunities. In the meanwhile, I've significantly in...

The Carlsen Variation of the Sicilian

The Carlsen Variation of the Sicilian

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Aug 17, 2020

"Have you ever heard of the Carlsen variation of the Sicilian defense?" If not, that's bad news! You could be missing out on the latest fashion top players are pursuing in 1.e4 c5. This so-called "Carlsen variation" can be a great way to boost...

Analyzing Magnus Carlsen's Endgame Technique (Part IV)

Analyzing Magnus Carlsen's Endgame Technique (Part IV)

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Aug 10, 2020

Welcome ambitious chess enthusiasts! I'm glad you've come to Part IV in my Magnus series in order to improve your chess strategy and practical endgame play. There's nothing more precious then a game collection on the modern genius of the game.&n...

Flying Knives in the Dutch Defense

Flying Knives in the Dutch Defense

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Jul 13, 2020

This is the Part II continuation of my previous blog on reviewing French GM Adrien Demuth's book: The Modernized Dutch Defense.  To see Part I, click here. Most importantly, in order to fully appreciate the set of tools at your fingertips on ...

A Trial Against the F-Pawn

A Trial Against the F-Pawn

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Jul 11, 2020

No, no, I don't mean my good friend and mentor: @fpawn . I mean the Dutch defense. Is the Dutch defense guilty of being a weak, overrated opening? "Just how bad is the Dutch defense?" A player asked when he saw the paucity of elite level games i...

Breaking News in the Gruenfeld!

Breaking News in the Gruenfeld!

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Jul 8, 2020

Welcome back!  I'm continuing my reviews of chess books on the Forward Chess platform. In order to get an understanding of just how effective studying on Forward Chess itself has been, please read up on some of my earlier blogs. I give i...

The Grandmaster Mindset

The Grandmaster Mindset

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Jun 30, 2020

The Grandmaster Mindset by GM Alojzije Jankovic is an enjoyable read which increases the readers chess imagination. You contemplate the best move in a tactical position, learn a new theme, then press the solution button of Forward Chess to se...

The Correct Way to Study Rook Endgames!

The Correct Way to Study Rook Endgames!

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Jun 24, 2020

Morning, chess mates! I'm continuing to blog about my experience of studying chess books with Forward Chess! Please check out my blog relating my experience studying openings with Forward Chess in this blog:https://www.chess.com/blog/2Bf41-0/disco...

Discover your Passion for Opening Study! (Gruenfeld)

Discover your Passion for Opening Study! (Gruenfeld)

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Jun 22, 2020

Hello everyone, during the quarantine I've been experimenting with several ways to solidify and broaden my opening repertoire (even if you're an anti-theory extremist, please read this blog, you may change your mind that opening study is "bor...

Throw a Grenade at the London

Throw a Grenade at the London

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Jun 5, 2020

Today I wanted to quickly show a cool idea Seattle chess legend Viktors Pupols mentioned to me at a Reno tournament. Against dedicated Londoneers who play 2.Bf4 all the time, 1...e6 is a clever move order. But not to play 2...f5 and head in...

Great Tactics from IMs

Great Tactics from IMs

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May 16, 2020

Greetings chess lovers! In short, I will present 6 elegant tactical examples taken from lesser-known games from IMs.  Please nominate your favorite example in the comments! Good luck solving! I hope you sit back, relax, and enjoy the f...

Destroying 3 Tricky Sicilian Sidelines

Destroying 3 Tricky Sicilian Sidelines

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Apr 21, 2020

Greetings chess lovers! With many stuck at home it comes as no surprise that many players will start playing online blitz. That said, there will be players who will want to experiment with aggressive variations against your beloved Sicilian defe...

12 Questions for an American Chess Icon

12 Questions for an American Chess Icon

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Apr 15, 2020

Greetings everyone, I'm honored that during these tough times amidst COVID-19, I was presented the golden opportunity to interview IM John Watson. John Watson International Master John Watson is a world renowned author whose famous wor...

4 Ways to Waylay the Dutch

4 Ways to Waylay the Dutch

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Apr 8, 2020

Evening everyone, 2Bf41-0© is back with some more wicked variations!! I'm continuing my investigations of Taming Wild Openings and today shall dive into they're analysis of 4 extremely aggressive ways to win miniatures against the Dutc...

Busting 3 Black Sidelines

Busting 3 Black Sidelines

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Mar 31, 2020

Greetings everyone! Welcome to busting 3 dubious black sidelines (obviously there will also be a post on 3 white sidelines) which we'll in depth cover strengths, weaknesses, and concrete refutations against. Also the lines I'm including aren't t...

A Training Guide to Steady Chess Improvement

A Training Guide to Steady Chess Improvement

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Mar 25, 2020

Greetings all, because most people are trapped indoors due to the lockdown in response to COVID-19, I've devised a clever improvement guide that I'm certain will give substantial results given persistence, discipline, and several hours of your day...

Chess Romanticism Part V (Combination)

Chess Romanticism Part V (Combination)

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Mar 23, 2020

G'day all! Glad you could make it to the final blog in the series of Chess Romanticism. I'll show you the fine effulgent romantic artistry from 3 lesser-known old masters, embodied in 3 great games. I'll also give a cursory introduction of the pl...

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