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  • 8 Reasons To Watch The Blitz Battle Qualifier

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier is almost upon us. Round one starts Tuesday, May 31st at 10am PT. Here's just a few of the many reasons you should be watching. 1. The winner plays Magnus Carlsen The champion qualifies into the Blitz Battl... | Read More

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More

  • Chess Patterns Are For Everyone

    I always mention the importance of patterns in chess. Unfortunately, many laugh at the thought, others prefer to ignore a reality (patterns) that demands hard work for those who dream of being a master, and some view patterns as nothi... | Read More

  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

    • Secrets of Chess Legends

      Get ready to add extra depth and dynamism to your chess with an exclusive webinar revealing the secrets of chess legends. I invite you to check the 1-hour coaching session I had recently – free and exclusive to all my chess fans. If you want... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | May 28, 2016
    • Adventures in New York City: Part 5, Brooklyn Goes Hard

      “Points –ain’t have ‘em, gotta get ‘em!”     I had one more important story to tell from my adventures in NYC.  With so many stories and cool chess and non-chess things that happened, I could go on for quite some time telling sto... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | May 27, 2016
    • Caro can defense , 2 knight attack, pawn dont take queen | Read More

    • Obertura de peó de rei, principals defenses

      En aquest video faig una introducció a les principals defenses davant l'obertura de peó de rei, a nivell personal jugo moltíssim la siciliana i francesa, però a partir d'ara intentare jugar-les totes, fins i tot la Sant Jordi | Read More

      • xaviof
      • | May 27, 2016
    • Supercharge my chess - day 11

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10  My goals:  1. I ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Fried Liver Attack

    • 467 Reads
    • | 467 Reads

     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 587 Reads
    • | 587 Reads

    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

    • 689 Reads
    • | 689 Reads

      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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 2097 Reads
    • | 2097 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »