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  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • The Best Pawn Moves Ever

    This article concludes our exploration of the best moves played by each chess piece throughout history. To my surprise, the tiniest guys in chess provided so much material that I have to agree with the great Philidor that "pawns are... | Read More

  • The Trickiest Knight Moves Ever

    Today, we continue our investigation (started in this article) of the weirdest, funniest and trickiest moves ever played. This time, we'll talk about knight moves. To tell you the truth, I thought knights were going to be the easi... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more equal if the "other Petrosian" w... | Read More


    • How should we annotate our games?

      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  My goals:  1. I want to stud... | Read More

    • Winning Chess Psychology

      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  My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organ... | Read More

    • Scandinavian Defense Part 2

      Part 2 of the 1000-1500 Scandinavian Defense Tournament, and the games keep having interesting motives. In these two games we will look at the difference between a draw and a win, as well as opening mistakes and not giving up when down material. W... | Read More

      • BobBishoen
      • | Jul 27, 2016
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    • Scandinavian Defense part 1

      The Scandinavian Defense Tournament (1000-1500) has started, and after 25% of the games in the 1st round have finished, it's time for a first report of the matches. Let's see what we can learn from the games, shall we?!  Since we ca... | Read More

      • BobBishoen
      • | Jul 27, 2016
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    • Ruy Lopez Opening: Old Steinitz Defense

      https://www.chess.com/live/game/1669003218  | 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 »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Wade Defense

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    The Wade Defence is a chess opening characterised by the initial moves: 1. d4 d62. Nf3 Bg4The position can also arise from the move order 1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Bg4. The opening is named after British IM Bob Wade[1] (1921–2008), originall... Read More »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »