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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

  • Almost a Champion

    batgirl Jul 22, 2015, 10:49 AM

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he...

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

    batgirl Apr 12, 2015, 11:44 AM

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.  ...

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    GM smurfo Dec 14, 2014, 2:22 AM

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed...

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  • Demolition in French Defence

    tanisha12 Mar 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Here is a nice example of strong white attack in French Defence Tarrasch Variation. The game was won by India's first International Master Manuel Aaron. Hope you enjoyed the game :)

  • Chess common sense (YOU COULD MAKE NO MISTAKES AND BE PLAYING LIKE MAGNUS!pt.3

    Berkowick Mar 13, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hello guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(OM stands for origami master) Today we'll be working on bumping you up from beginner to intermediate players. Shoutout to Swagchessmaster88. He's a awesome friend and a awesome chess...

  • strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

  • Viacheslav Ragozin!

    kamalakanta Feb 26, 2017, 3:20 PM

      I have seen Ragozin's name mentioned many times, but never really explored his games. At a friend's request, I will post a few of his games. Viacheslav Ragozin Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin (Russian: Вячеслав...

  • Chess traps in french defence

    Prashant1994 Feb 10, 2017, 3:16 AM

    This is one of the oldest openings but did not get its game until 1834 when Paris team , using this defense successfully defeated London in a correspondence games. There are many traps associated with this opening.

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  • Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

  • Muzychuk Cruises To Final, Tan Zhongyi Wins Armageddon

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 26, 2017, 1:38 AM

    The two ways Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi reached the final of the Women's World Championship couldn't be more different. Whereas Muzychuk beat Alexandra Kosteniuk 2-0 in classical games, Tan had the strongest...

  • ELEGANCE IN THE JURASSIC PERIOD

    FideCastro Feb 2, 2017, 2:15 PM

      M Podlesak      (134)    ½         D Pugh             (136)    ½           D Molineux      (125)    ½         R Peters           (133)    ½         P Staley            (124)    ½         S Grayland                  ...

  • TEAM MATCHES SUMMARY for the MONTH of JANUARY 2017

    TenyVarona Feb 1, 2017, 11:30 AM

    TEAM MATCHES COMPLETED FOR THIS MONTH: # Name Opponent Players Score Result Finished On 1 Boracay Challenge 2 (20160917)  CHESS STAR RESORT 26 25 | 27 Lost 31-Jan-17 2 Challenge at 250+ (20160827)  Team...

  • All Openings are Sound

    robertrange Jan 22, 2017, 1:43 PM

    All Openings are Sound Before leaving the subject of successful opening play, there is one other point I wish to make, by way of supplementing Sadler’s three principles. This is to say that by and large, it is a...

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