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  • Kasparov's Mysterious Move

    The already famous game So vs Kasparov played in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge is both fascinating and puzzling. Not only did GM Wesley So produce a game of unbelievable beauty, he did it against the arguably strongest chess player in the... | Read More

  • 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


    • 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

    • Accelerated Dragon Reflection Part 1: Introduction and Simple Joys

      Hello! Leaving off from the last post, I will be reviewing my personal journey with the Accelerated Dragon. My first official coach is Michael Aigner (fpawn), and he taught me the simple,dynamic, and positionally justified opening of the Acceler... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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      • | 2 comments
    • Chess Strategy : Power of Pawn Storm 1

      A PAWN STORM is a chess strategy in which several pawns are moved in rapid succession towards the opponent’s defenses. A pawn storm usually involves adjacent pawns on any one side of the board (king side or queen side). Bent Larsen:“... | Read More

    • Is the Sicilian Dragon refuted?

      Hello. My name is Spectator94 and the Sicilian Dragon is my favorite opening. I've read well over 20 books covering this opening and I claim to be an expert in it. I guess most of you have heard someone say at one point or another ''the Dragon is ... | 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

    • 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 »

  • Modern Benoni

    • 3 Reads
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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

    • 5 Reads
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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 »

  • 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 »