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  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • How to Beat a Much Stronger Opponent

    Most chess players face this problem pretty frequently: what should I do against a much stronger opponent?  And here when we say "a much stronger opponent" , we talk about somebody who is at least 300-400 rating points higher. Let's start from ma... | Read More

  • Fischer-Pachman: A Classical French Burn Struggle

    Robert James Fischer (1943-2008) won the world championship in 1972 from Boris Spassky and stopped competing, except for a match with Spassky twenty years later. He became a legend and is considered by some to be the greatest chess player ever. O... | Read More

    • Power Play: Learn From Bobby Fischer, Part 2

      In one of my last blog posts, I talked about someone who is probably the greatest chess geniuses ever to scourge the face of the earth. That is, of course, Bobby Fischer. I showed one of my favorite Fischer games, Letelier vs. Fischer, and I will ... | Read More

    • Power Play: Learn From Bobby Fischer

      Bobby Fischer is possibly the greatest chessplayer who ever lived. He won the crown of world champion in 1972 by crushing Boris Spassky in a match, 12 1/2 to 8/12. He later became insane, and refused to defend his title against Anatoly Karpov ... | Read More

    • Beginner Repertoire

      I felt like making an Article about my beginner chess repertoire. To demonstrate how my repertiore evolved through out my chess journey. I also wanted to share in how my beginner chess repertoire got created. Which I believe is actually a very co... | Read More

    • The good bishop saves the day

      Since years I often favor the knight over the bishop in chess. But since I looked at some Bobby Fischer games again, I started to see that bishops can be very cool too. Here's an example of the good bishop versus the bad knight. | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 25, 2015
    • Bobby Fischer games 8

      I've noticed that some names are really unsure translating from russian to english and for that reason I'm sorry if I spell someone's name incorrectly.  | Read More

      • Sacha_T
      • | Jul 7, 2014
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  • 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 »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. Read More »