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  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Nort... | Read More

  • Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

    Attacking 101: Volume #001 The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1000 to 1800 - the t... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 14, 2012

    "Never bring a queen out too soon" But what is too soon? What is too anything, for that matter? How does it help someone to tell them not to bring out their queen too soon? If it is bad, it's too soon, and if it's good it's not too soon!  Let's... | Read More

  • Openings for Tactical Players: Center Game.

    Last weeks we discussed the King's Gambit as an ideal opening if you want to beat your opponent in 20 moves or less.  Of course if your opponent defends very well and your blitzkrieg fails... well then you might question your decision to sac a pa... | Read More

  • Amateur Opening Preparation: The Evidence

    You may have seen opening analyses that cite statistical evidence regarding how well an opening fares. Those statistics are based overwhelming on games by players with ratings over 2200. What would we discover if we looked only at amateur games? H... | Read More


    • Board with your open? Try this!

      I played variations on King pawn opens for darn near 10 years... And probably got my rating to about to about a 1200 standard fide and under a 1000 blits ( 3 Minute games ) think like 900ish.  I also got board as hell.  Now before I started play... | Read More

    • Ruy Lopez. General. Classical Defense

      For those who like to begin the chess game with 1.e4, there inevitably arises a question - what to play against 1. ... e5. Of course, that depends on taste and style of play. For a long time upon 1.e4 e5, one of my favorites is the King's Gambit, ... | Read More

      • schachfan1
      • | Jan 17, 2016
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    • My Games #19: One More Center Game and A New Record

      Do you remember My Games #17? I used same counterplay idea (open g-file) for this game. But against a higher -actually highest- rated and a very drunk opposition. A strong player I like to watch in the live chess entered my 3+2 unrated seek: Capta... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Dec 17, 2015
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    • Chess Openings

      Preface: The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.) Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More

      • nwap_neeuq
      • | Nov 28, 2015
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    • My Games #17: Invulnerable King in the Middle and Lots of Pins

      Tactically terriflying game. I'm really surprised why my king is so safe in the middle. Center game is always full of trickiness. Also this game shows one of bishops strenght over knights: Bishops can pin.  Conclusion: No need to castle anymore... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Nov 23, 2015
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  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »