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Urusov Gambit: Chess Tricks and Traps (+ Video)

Urusov Gambit: Chess Tricks and Traps (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Jan 4, 2022

Hey guys!   Today we analyze another tricky-trappy Opening Line. This is Urusov Gambit, usually, it’s more or less easy to get Black into this line, since it appears in move number 4 (actually already in move number 3 the best choice ...

How to Play Pirc Defense (+ Video)

How to Play Pirc Defense (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Dec 16, 2021

Hey guys!   Pirc Defense is one of the most charming Chess Openings to meet e4. In this Post/Video we learn how to play Pirc Defense, I show you middlegame plans, masters' games, and typical tactics for this Opening.     C...

London System: My Antidote vs Qb6 (+ Video)

London System: My Antidote vs Qb6 (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Dec 11, 2021

Hey guys!   London System is a great Chess Opening for All Levels. However, there's this line Black can play of d5, c5, and Qb6 that can be very annoying. In this Post/Video, we’ll learn how to deal with it, and get a dynamic, interes...

How To Use Chess Engines (+ Video)

How To Use Chess Engines (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Nov 27, 2021

Hey guys!   How do you get the most from Chess Engines? How to train with them? How do you take advantage of them instead of hindering your own improvement? Which are some techniques or methods Chess Professionals use to work with Engines? ...

CRUSH Caro Kann with Opening Traps (+ Video)

CRUSH Caro Kann with Opening Traps (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Nov 13, 2021

Hey guys!   Caro-Kann Defense is one of the most solid and popular variations Black can play vs King's Pawn. I found this surprisingly effective Opening Trap against it, and it's not only one trap, it's actually a set of Opening Traps, wher...

How to DETECT Chess Cheaters? (+ Video)

How to DETECT Chess Cheaters? (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Nov 6, 2021

Hey guys!   Chess Cheaters are very common these days, especially (although not only) when we are playing Online. Here I give you 7 Tips (or Techniques) to detect Chess Cheaters in Online Games. Also, we talk about when you should report a ...

How to Play King's Indian Attack (+ Video)

How to Play King's Indian Attack (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Nov 4, 2021

Hey guys!   King’s Indian Attack is a very powerful Opening Weapon. You won’t need to learn too much theory, and also, it’s a very flexible and versatile line (you can play it against Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann, and more)...

20 MOST Important Endgame Principles (+ Video)

20 MOST Important Endgame Principles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Nov 2, 2021

Hey guys!   I never get into Chess Endgames, why should I study them? This is a very common mistake. Studying Endgames is a must for Chess Improvers: First of all, as you improve you will get the Endgame more often (more even games and ...

How to Play Petrov Defense (+ Video)

How to Play Petrov Defense (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Oct 16, 2021

Hey guys!   Petrov Defense (also known as Russian Defense) is one of the Best Chess Openings you can learn against King's Pawn. It can be good to avoid Ruy Lopez, Italian, and some other strong Openings. Besides, something great about this ...

13-Year-Old Carlsen Wins EPIC Game (+ Video)

13-Year-Old Carlsen Wins EPIC Game (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Oct 14, 2021

Hey guys!   In Corus C 2004, when Magnus Carlsen was only 13 years old, he won an Impressive Chess Game with a Surprisingly Strong series of Sacrifices, in 29 moves of a Caro-Kann Defense. This is the EPIC Game Carlsen vs Sipke. He won this...

CRUSH Ruy Lopez with Archangel Defense (+ Video)

CRUSH Ruy Lopez with Archangel Defense (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| Oct 12, 2021

Hey guys!   Ruy Lopez is clearly a very strong Opening, and something we are going to face in a big percentage of our games as Black. So we should be very well prepared, to play against it. There is this line we call Archangel Variation tha...

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