Jim West Talks Chess: King's Indian Attack

Jim West Talks Chess: King's Indian Attack

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Sep 7, 2013

Chess lessons can be a learning experience for the coach as well as the student!  I teach my students to play the King's Indian Attack as White to avoid the necessity of studying countless openings.  At the New Jersey Open 2013, I tried it myself...

Jim West Talks Chess: Videos of My PCG Lecture

Jim West Talks Chess: Videos of My PCG Lecture

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Aug 27, 2012

On August 14, 2012, I lectured on the Philidor Counter Gambit at the Marshall Chess Club.  You can watch videos of my lecture.  Here are parts one, two, and three. My lecture can be seen in high definition: parts one, two, three, and four.

Jim West Talks Chess: Missed Wins for Both Sides

Jim West Talks Chess: Missed Wins for Both Sides

NM JimWest
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Mar 2, 2011

On Saturday, my game at Hamilton NJ against national master Dragan Milovanovic [Black] ended in a draw, but not before both sides missed wins.              Milovanovic has just played 26...Nd3, attacking my bishop. The simplest way to mainta...

Jim West Talks Chess: Corner Stalemates

Jim West Talks Chess: Corner Stalemates

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Oct 28, 2009

Here is the conclusion to my game as White against Noah Siegel [USCF 2294] from the USATE 2005.             Black has just played 69...Nf3. I played my only legal move 70.gxf3 when 70...Kf2 forced my resignation. Now take a look at my game...

Jim West Talks Chess: FIDE Rated Game in Fajarowicz

Jim West Talks Chess: FIDE Rated Game in Fajarowicz

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Aug 20, 2009

At last month's Dean of Chess Academy TransNet FIDE Invitational, I drew this game against NM Arthur Feuerstein, whose lifetime score against Bobby Fischer is 1 loss and 3 draws.  It features the Fajarowicz variation in the Budapest defense.  USCF...

Jim West Talks Chess: Alternatives to Alterman

Jim West Talks Chess: Alternatives to Alterman

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Apr 13, 2009

At my Jim West On Chess blog, I have been using Chess Publisher to replay games.  But, for several weeks, the account of Chess Publisher has been suspended. The following are three games that are alternatives to GM Boris Alterman's video on the Ph...

Jim West Talks Chess: Exciting Fajarowicz Draw

Jim West Talks Chess: Exciting Fajarowicz Draw

NM JimWest
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Nov 27, 2008

Recently, I drew this exciting game against a master.  It featured the Fajarowicz Variation in the Budapest Defense.  I had to avoid some traps.  For instance, 19...Nxf2?? loses to the brilliant queen sacrifice 20.Qb4!!.  Later, 20...Ne1+? fails t...

Jim West Talks Chess: PCG with 4.Nc3 and 6.Neg5

Jim West Talks Chess: PCG with 4.Nc3 and 6.Neg5

NM JimWest
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Oct 4, 2008

A critical variation in the Philidor Counter Gambit occurs after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5.  Black is in trouble after 6...h6 7.Nf7 Kxf7 8.Nxe5+ or 6...e4 7.Ne5 Nh6 8.Nxe4.  So it looks like Black must play 6...exd4, as ...

Jim West Talks Chess: Grand Prix Defense

Jim West Talks Chess: Grand Prix Defense

NM JimWest
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Aug 1, 2008

In 1969, Bobby Fischer played a sharp pawn sacrifice 6...f4 in defending against the English Opening.  The same idea with colors reversed became the basis for the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian Defense.  Recently I achieved a dra...

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