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  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • Links to the Past

    This is the week of Halloween, a time when we dust the cobwebs, ressurect the dead and free the whispy ghosts of the departed.I thought this would be an appropriate time to open my own vault into the not-so-distant past with links to what has c... | Read More

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."       Maybe it was an eventual p... | Read More

  • How To Play The Stonewall Dutch

    Today we will be looking at a completely different landscape on the chess board compared to last week's King's Indian structure: the light-square focus of the Dutch Stonewall. The Stonewall is not a specific series of moves so much as a set... | Read More

  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

    • How to Play Boring Chess

      Hi Chess Players, Lots of people are calling the way I play chess boring (actually just Mr_Penings). I'm going to show everyone how to play boring chess. White Openings: - c3 Sicilian (not boring, but everyone thinks it is for some strange rea... | Read More

    • Fun Chess at Redmond High School chess club

      There have been many blog posts lately, each player writing about their own experiences with openings. Here is mine. When I go to Redmond High School chess club, I often play Daniel He, Samuel He, or Anshul. We all know that the He brothers ar... | Read More

    • 2 Lessons To Learn From Vladimir Kramnik(Preparation for Telangana state under-15 preparation)

      Hi telengana state under-15 chess players,  My name is tarun I am member of superkidschess academy( my rating is 1819 and I am a professnional chess player.I am interested to teach my chess skills to Telangana under15 ... | Read More

    • If Elvis played Chess he'd sing ... "Return to Sender"

      What I love about 3 days/move correspondence Chess is one gets to try out openings they'd never had dared if time controls were live. One has the luxury to research similar positions, exploring ideas played before. I encountered the Catalan openin... | Read More

    • superkidschess practise session-4

      Susheel Reddy Crushed Tarun in Practice session September 22, 2016 Tarun got crushed in Practice session Tarun( rating )got crushed in Practice session on Day1,Susheel Reddy played his first round with Tarun. The opening was  King's- Indian def... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Benko's Opening

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    Benko's Opening (also known as the Hungarian Opening, the Barcza Opening, the Bilek Opening, and the King's Fianchetto Opening), is achess opening characterized by the move: 1. g3White's 1.g3 ranks as the fifth most popular opening move in... 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 »

  • King's Indian Attack

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      The King's Indian Attack (KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White, most notably used by Bobby Fischer. Its typical formation is shown in the diagram to the right.It is an attacki... Read More »