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  • 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 Dictionary.com, 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

  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More


    • Chess Opening

      Aims of the opening[edit] Common aims in opening play[edit] Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More

      • sachin951
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • 2016 Training Plan

      2015 was an amazing chess year for me. My rating goal for the end of the year was 1800 and I came close--hitting a high water mark of 1753 after the World Open! There was a time, just a few years ago, when I could never imagine that I would be a ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 27, 2016
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    • Thematic Tournaments 1201-1400

      I am directing a series of 1201-1400 tournaments that were intended for a specific group thus "invite only"; however, due to a low turnout, I have decided to make them available to the all of chess.com. If there are any 1201-1400 tournament player... | Read More

    • CÉM H1 - ronde 3 Retrouvaille

      Ma dernière rencontre avec Youcef date de 2012 ici même au club de Montréal lors des tournois du mercredi. Nos cotes sont au même niveau qu'alors. Voyons si notre jeu a changé: Octobre 2012, je joue alors 1. d4 et tente d'apprivoiser la Cata... | Read More

      • Possador
      • | Jan 24, 2016
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    • Pseudo-Trompowsky

      On last Sunday, I was comfronted with an unusual opening. I actually prepared some lines in the Catalan but my opponent (after 1.d4 d5) banged out 2.Bg5 instantly. It looks like the Trompowsky that appears after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5. However, I decided ... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jan 12, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • 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 »