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  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • Chess Patterns Are For Everyone

    I always mention the importance of patterns in chess. Unfortunately, many laugh at the thought, others prefer to ignore a reality (patterns) that demands hard work for those who dream of being a master, and some view patterns as nothi... | Read More

  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Video Series On The King's Indian Defense

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the great openings in chess history. A favorite of many of Caissa's greatest innovators — the King's Indian Defense was central to the development of new, dynamic ways to play chess. No more taking 1.... | Read More


    • RARing the Endgame: FIDE Invitational Round 8

      Generally RAR is related to attacking chess, not positional or endgames. However, sometimes RAR is also in the endgame. Because I did have a strategy to achieve my only win in the tournament. The odd thing is that I never moved my f pawn (that is ... | Read More

    • My USCF regular and rapid ratings reach new peaks

      On the 6th, I finished the third and last round of a g60 tournament held by my local chess club. In the previous rounds, I had beaten a 1305 and lost to a 1668. In this game, I was facing a 1574 named Dave. He's the assistant TD, and practically a... | Read More

    • Defensa INDIA

      La defensa INDIA (1.d4,Nf6) és la defensa més popular davant l’obertura de peó de reina, es una posició a partir de la qual s’en deriven multitud de defenses i variants molt importants en els escacs com per exemple la D. Nimzo-India, D. Be... | Read More

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    • Chess Postmortem #4: London System

      I looked back at some of my recent games to decide on an instructive post. I learned a lot from two of my draws and couldn't decide which to choose to blog about. I've decided to take a look at both these games in depth.First up, is a game as blac... | Read More

      • tnan123
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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    • Summer Chess

      On Tuesday, a "summer chess" tournament started that is mainly addressed to amateur players. Actually, the rating limit is 2100 that is only slightly above my current (German) rating. On account of this, I am the top seat this year. The first roun... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Aug 12, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »