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  • Aronian-Grischuk Blitz Battle Opener April 6: Once More We Play Our Dangerous Game's first-ever GM Blitz Battle Championship is right around the corner, and the field's two most experienced players will kick things off April 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), 1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. London. What does experience come w... | Read More

  • Exclusive Peek: Modernized: The Open Sicilian

      Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy This book is the second in the Modernized series, as last year MetroChess released Modernized: The King's Indian Defense&nbs... | Read More

  • Do You Need To Study Junk Openings?

    Some chess players love to play offbeat openings. I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen

                                               Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Power in... | Read More

    • SCM2016: Final Rounds

      Although another week has passed after the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2016 finished in Dortmund (Germany), I was not able to comment my last games of the Open yet. In round eight, I had to face a FM. However, with White he chose a rather uncritical... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Jul 26, 2016
    • SCM2016: Rounds 3-6

      Two thirds of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting Open are past. And I have scored 50% with 3 points out of 6 rounds (no draws!). I have already reported on the first three rounds and now will follow games 4 to 6: After losses in the previous two rounds... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Jul 14, 2016
    • How to Make Perfectly Carved Wooden Chess Set / Pieces at Home

      Chess sets with extraordinary designs are made of different materials such as metals, plastic, wood, alabaster, glass, marble, camel bone and stone. Stone chess sets are mainly made of alabaster and marble. Plastic chess sets are basically colorl... | Read More

    • Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy - 1st American Chess Congress | 1857

      Louis Paulsen and Paul Morphy compete in the final of the 1st American Chess Congress which was held in New York in 1857. The American Chess Congress was a predecessor to what we know today as the United States Chess Championship. The game enters ... | Read More

    • Openings, Advanced Edition - Four Knights for Black

      In this new series I will be discussing a variety of openings for both white and black pieces. Today, I decided to start with the famous "Four Knights" variation. I analyzed it mostly from black's perspective. I am saying mostly because if we are ... | Read More

      • vyotov
      • | Mar 24, 2016

Video Lessons

  • List of chess variants

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    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order, game objective, etc.; addition... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • English Defence

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    The English Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 b6White often gains a broad pawn centre with 3.e4, which Black puts pressure on with moves like ...Bb7, ...Bb4, and sometimes even ...Qh4 and/or ...f5. It w... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »