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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

  • The Killer Instinct

    batgirl Aug 19, 2015, 2:29 PM

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from Dictionary.com, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."      ...

  • Amazing tournaments - Part I - 1938 Avro - Nederland

    FM krstulov_alex Mar 26, 2014, 3:18 AM

    In this article I want to show some intresting things from the amazing Avro tournament. The tournament was played in 1938 with 8 best players from the 1938 FIDE list! You can see the player's names: Paul Keres Reuben...

  • Leningrad Dutch by GM Magesh and GM Arun

    GM arunabi Sep 22, 2010, 10:44 PM

    This week we shall study the Leningrad system in the Dutch defence. The Leningrad Dutch is an interesting dynamic opening combining many strategic and dynamic possiblities for both sides. Dutch players often argue...

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  • Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

  • other flank openings

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 6:05 AM

    Other Flank Openings White to play To round off this section on the flank openings, we shall now take a brief look at what used to be called the ‘Irregular Openings’: everything other than 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 c4 and 1...

  • Dutch Defence

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 5:18 PM

    Dutch Defence 1 d4 f5 (D) White to play In a way, the Dutch Defence is the equivalent of 1 e4 c5, the Sicilian. Whereas 1... c5 is the natural alternative to 1... e5 as a reply to 1 e4, in that both moves prevent...

  • A sacrificial combination from the film Luzhin’s Defence

    SergejBrln Dec 8, 2016, 4:38 AM

    The film Luzhin’s Defence is based on Nabokov's chess novel amd contains a sacrificial combination, for the conception of which the British grandmaster Jonathan Speelman acted as adviser to the Dutch director Marleen...

  • 1. c4 English Opening

    Alvin_Cruz Oct 16, 2016, 6:14 AM

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Opening English Opening From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. c4 A flank opening, it is the fourth...

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