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MasonDeMidget
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  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest chess pattern, the one that usually ... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • A Shark In A Rating Tank

    The Chess.com member jyuvaraj asks: "I’m a beginner. I wish to improve my game. I’m currently reading the step-by-step method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden. Will that help? What else should I do to improve? I’m also ... | Read More

  • Best Blitz Openings

    Blitz chess has a nature all its own. With limited time, you should be taking the most efficient route to a better, or playable, position. This series provides strong openings and systems for the blitz enthusiast. GM Maxim Dlugy&nbs... | Read More

  • A Universal System

    For some reason, certain openings give players trouble no matter how well versed they are in theory. Sometimes this is a matter of style. This series is designed to explore a universal system against hypermodern openings, a system known for caus... | Read More


    • Do You Know Your Opening's Main Ideas?: The Classical Dutch Defense

      I've had many a student suggest that they want to change their opening repetoire. They usually state some reason such as: "it's just not my style". When I was a new teacher I'd go along with their request and teach them about this new opening they... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 24, 2016
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    • When the KID goes Dutch

      Hello. In this blog post I will show you an interesting alternative to the Fianchetto Variation in the KID: the Dutch Leningrad. The former can be quite annoying to deal with, since White can exert pressure without taking real risks. In the latter... | Read More

    • Chess Postmortem #4: London System

      I looked back at some of my recent games to decide on an instructive post. I learned a lot from two of my draws and couldn't decide which to choose to blog about. I've decided to take a look at both these games in depth.First up, is a game as blac... | Read More

      • tnan123
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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    • How to Crush a Master

      Fools mate is a crazy way to checkmate noobs (such as me), but did you know that masters fall for it too? I was blitzing this master (even though it was G30) the other day and he always plays the Dutch and/or the Bird System and I was able to find... | Read More

      • ehus33
      • | Aug 10, 2016
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    • Irish Team Wins Glorney and Robinson Cups - Report

      Glorney Gilbert International 2016 - Tournament Report Desmond Beatty  5 Quick Summary Glorney: Ireland WIN Gilbert: Ireland SECOND (won by England) Robinson: Ireland WIN Stokes: Ireland THIRD (won by France) Best overall squad in the tournamen... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Aug 10, 2016
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Video Lessons


Chessopedia


  • Dutch Defense

    • 4 Reads
    • | 4 Reads

    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 »

  • Keres Defense

    • 1 Read
    • | 1 Read

    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 »

  • Queens Pawn Game

    • 11 Reads
    • | 11 Reads

    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Bird's Opening

    • 7 Reads
    • | 7 Reads

    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

    • 2195 Reads
    • | 2195 Reads

    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »