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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

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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...

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    Atacando enroques opuestos 2

    FM LuisFSiles Nov 16, 2017, 12:47 AM

    Concluimos el estudio sobre la lucha de enroques opuestos tratando aquellas posiciones en las que el bando que enroca corto desarrolla el alfil por fianchetto. Estas posiciones permiten usar ciertos planes, ideas,...

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    Ataque al enroque con fianchetto

    FM LuisFSiles Nov 3, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Una de las estructuras más habituales que defiende al enroque es la de fianchetto. Por eso resulta especialmente útil conocer las ideas, planes y maniobras típicas que se pueden usar para asaltar este tipo de enroques....

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    Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 27, 2015, 4:21 PM

    When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the super-GM Alexander Grischuk. Find out how messing up your...

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    Mikhail Tal's craziest combination

    parvinder_khari Nov 12, 2017, 10:38 PM

    Watch the game between Gedeon Barcza and Mikhail Tal. The magician from Riga-Mikhail Tal got tons of ways to checkmate the opponent. so much to learn from Mikhail Tal's craziest combination.Gedeon Barcza vs Mikhail...

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    White against double fianchetto

    royalspoil4 Oct 21, 2017, 10:14 AM

    After Queen Exchange: Counter intuitive pawn push   Alternative Black response   Pawn strategy with Queens off board. Still -0.6 but this is the best continuation.   

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    The Ruy Lopez with Black (in the hands of the Great Masters)

    kamalakanta Sep 6, 2017, 4:15 PM

    The inspiration for this blog started by observing a common theme between Zukertort and Alexandra Kosteniuk, mainly in the Closed Ruy, when White decides to attack with a pawn storm on the Kingside, gaining space...

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