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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle. Usually you’ll see these... | Read More

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • Patterns: Bishop+Rook Mates

         Many naturally talented chess players effortlessly envision mating patterns, applying them or threatening their application with amazing ease.  Other, less talented players such as myself, must keep hammering t... | Read More

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

    • French defense Exchange variation , Introduction

      Anyone that had the luck to be in a chess club must have heard more than  once the following quote: "I don't play French because exchange variation is drawish." It is true that Exchage variation is the nightmare of every French defense club pla... | Read More

      • jengaias
      • | Oct 22, 2016
    • New/Old Resources Against the Richter-Rauzer

      It's no secret that the reason the Classical Sicilian isn't as popular is because of the potency of the Richter-Rauzer Attack (6. Bg5, pictured above). In fact, a recent Quality Chess publication by GM Parimarjan Negi in 1.e4 vs The Sicilian 1+2 u... | Read More

    • Priorslee lions V Ludlow

      Well were do you begin the newcomers to the division had made some new recruits to their team and were now serious title challengers if not favourites, they opted not to bring their already formidable line up to the bottom of the table (us) instea... | Read More

    • The 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix.

      1. Description 1.1. The 4rd FIDE Online Grand Prix will be held on FIDE Online Arena platform hosted on web address:  on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. 2. Participation The players who can participate in the Grand... | Read More

      • Humbetov
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • Priorslee lions v Newport A

      Well after the disappointing loss to Telepost it was time to play the league favourites and current champions. On paper not a promising sight as they have actually strengthen their team. Well things in my own game made no sense, I was in somewhat ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »