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AlekhineSkywalker
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Alekhine17
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  • Castling Early And Piece Coordination

    Should You Castle Early? Question: Chess.com member scmooney asked, “You stress castling early. In my experience I find that sometimes castling takes the king right into an ambush. In your lecture on attacking a castled king, Black’s... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More

  • Hollywood Herman

    Herman Steiner's immense love for the game spread a spark which brought chess to life in California. he made chess alive for thousands of school children; he created a woman's field for chess in ti part of the country.Hollywood Herman Steiner Pho... | Read More

  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More


    • Analysing My Own Games: Material Imbalance

      One needs a guide when first learning Chess. Beginners are often taught a Queen is worth "9 points", a Rook "5 points", a Bishop and Knight worth "3 points" and a pawn "1 point". One can quickly scan the board, add up the "points" and count who is... | Read More

    • 2.Qe2 in the French defense

      A few days ago I came across some articles about 2.Qe2 in the French defense. I knew about that line already years ago, but never tried it or looked into it. It is a nice way to avoid the main French defense lines, where many opponent might be rea... | Read More

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    • Power Play: Learn From Bobby Fischer, Part 2

      In one of my last blog posts, I talked about someone who is probably the greatest chess geniuses ever to scourge the face of the earth. That is, of course, Bobby Fischer. I showed one of my favorite Fischer games, Letelier vs. Fischer, and I will ... | Read More

    • Top Blogger Status Award

      I would like to announce that as of now, I am a top blogger! This means that my posts are now publicly visible to all of chess.com I would like to thank all my readers for consistently reading and supporting my blog. I know many good bloggers out... | Read More

    • Piccolo manuale di aperture scacchistiche

      Contenutio Partite di Gioco Aperto (1 e4, e5)o Partite di Gioco Semiaperto (1 e4, non e5)o Partite di Gioco Chiuso (1 d4, d5)o Partite di Gioco Semichiuso (1 d4, non d5)o Partite di Pedone d’Alfiere (1 c4 oppure 1 f4)o Partite Irregolari (qualun... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »