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  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 5

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions will be ha... | Read More


    • Key to Opening Success Part 1

      In chess, experience often plays a major role in who will win particular games. When one person has a lot of experience playing a certain opening, and enters a familiar position, they are inherently going to play that position much better than eve... | Read More

    • New Year's 2016 and reaching 1300 by trapping a queen

      Hello all and happy new year to everyone where it is already January 1st (as of this post I have about 2 more hours to go, as I live in Virginia). Today, I'm posting a game which continues my adventures into 1. e4 with my opponent responding with ... | Read More

    • My Inconsistency Rating

        Well Well,, my rating always change fluctuated. My best rating is about 1500s, I try to being consistence in there but it is hard. Sometimes I always win, sometimes I always lose. In a month I can reach 1500s but in the same time i drop mysel... | Read More

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    • Your Best Opening

      This morning I was thinking about how I and everyone play chess. And, my attention was drawn to how to open each and every game.  I use the Stonewall Attack when I am light and The Sicilan when I'm dark but that is just my taste and style.  What... | Read More

    • Best opening for >1000 players

      This article is about the best opening for >1000 players. You may have your own opinion but the main reason that I like this opening so much is that black usually does not have a good system to play against it but there is a very clear plan for... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • I dare you to- SAC YOUR QUEENIE

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    Oh she's the most valuable piece alright!  That's what makes her so promising!  When you give up your queen (I don't reccomend it unless your playing me) You never know if it's a trap.  Leg'as mate was played by tow guys a little while back.  ... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »