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  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • Video Series On The King's Indian Defense

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the great openings in chess history. A favorite of many of Caissa's greatest innovators — the King's Indian Defense was central to the development of new, dynamic ways to play chess. No more taking 1.... | Read More

  • The Art Of Beating Yourself

    In chess, ego is king. Thus one often hears a player who just lost saying, “I beat myself!” The old “I beat myself!” is often a way to convince yourself that you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn’t for this... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov And The Scotch Opening

    After Anatoly Karpov came Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion. Kasparov took opening preparation to possibly the most extreme level of any champions before or since. His deep explorations, with the help of a team of grandmasters and -- a new p... | Read More

  • Melik Suggests Video Series

    For 10 video lessons, GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to analyze his preferred variations of different openings. Melik is one of our favorite coaches but he is also a world-class player. Our lessons will come from games of his own and his students. ... | Read More


    • By the power of the h pawn

      Pawns, as the great Phildor used to say, are the soul of chess. These little foot soldiers are lowest in value, can only move forward and are cruelly given up in form of gambits.But in the hand of a good player, they are powerful and may turn into... | Read More

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      • | May 15, 2016
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    • The Vienna Gambit

      The Vienna Game is an opening in chess that begins with the moves: e4 e5 Nc3 White's second move is less common than 2.Nf3, and is also more recent. A book reviewer wrote in the New York Times in 1888 that "since Morphy only one new opening has ... | Read More

      • j1ng1ez
      • | May 13, 2016
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    • More Sidelines in the 3...g6 Defense to the Spanish

      In my last post we explored one relatively unexplored way to respond to 3...g6 when playing the Spanish.  In this post we will explore more sidelines, as Black this time, within the 3...g6 line, which, admittedly, in itself is a sideline. The l... | Read More

    • Banter Blitz #10 & 11

      Hi All, Click on the video below to watch me (NM Kanthecarowin) play blitz against a 2036 player in the Benko/Volga Gambit followed by a game against a 2060 player in a complicated fianchetto King's Indian Thanks Kanthecarowin Atulya Vaidya ... | Read More

    • Hall (Monroe) vs Holub (Puyallup) 1979 Washington State High School Championships

      Puyallup, WA -- My initial season playing chess at Monroe High School (WA) was in 1979 and played fifth board the whole season.  We had a pretty good team, which included three Seniors, one Junior and myself, the lone Sophomore.  As a team we fi... | Read More

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      • | Apr 17, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... 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 »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »