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  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The Chess.com member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More

  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

  • How To Use Dynamic Diagonals

    People spend too much time reading opening books. There you go, I have said it. Think what you may of this statement, but it seems to me that the chess market is saturated with opening books. So many people will blindly buy a book, add to their ... | Read More

  • Overextending Your Pawns

    The Chess.com member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week, two or three games in a sitting. ... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Masters

    Last week we analyzed a line that could be a decent opening weapon for club players. As you remember, unlike the openings played by super-grandmasters, it didn't require any special opening knowledge and could be learned in one minute. The obvio... | Read More


    • 3 simple tactics and a strategic french battle

       I played a 100 boards simul in 2011 and I would like to show you 3 tactics from those games and a game where we had a strategical battle in the french defense. I was able to get a knight versus bad bishop position, but more important was the spa... | Read More

    • Austin Kids 67

      Hey Guys, I realized that it has been a long time since I posted a blog, so I decided to post one now. I know, I know, this tournament was played a long time ago, but I liked my games in this tournament, so i just wanted to use these tournament ga... | Read More

      • aalv
      • | Jul 8, 2016
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    • Blitz Chess #360: French Defense, Advance, Wade variation

      This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the French Defense, Advance, Wade variation. Black's idea with the Wade variation is to solve the issue of the problem bishop, namely black's light-squared ... | Read More

    • French defense situacion

      Rhodes, White still has a chance to win | Read More

    • Counterpunch in the French defense

      I played a 3 minutes blitz game against one of the best blitz players of the World.  He is Grandmaster Emanuel Berg, one of the best players from Sweden. He played the french defense, an aggressive line to exchange the light bishops. I prevent... | Read More




  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Dutch Defense

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    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 »

  • Old Indian Defense

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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 »