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  • Amazing Games for Beginners

    Even the barest novice can appreciate and learn from the exquisite artistry and logic in the conceptual masterpieces to be found here. Join some of's finest teachers on a tour of the most dazzling and instructive ches... | Read More

  • How To Attack In Modern Chess

    Computers continually change the way we play chess. The reports about new cases of computer cheating are a sad reality these days. We already discussed the many way computers affect chess in this series of articles: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 an... | Read More

  • The Greek Gift Sacrifice Lives On!

    As beginners, we are taught a surprising amount of various tricks, sacrifices, and mates that rarely occur in serious tournament practice. Scholar's Mate, Fool's Mate, Legal's Mate - all of these are aesthetically pleasing to an amateur, but requi... | Read More

  • Changing Geirs

    This is an Alekhine game that you may not have seen before. On his tenth move, he takes a bold risk with the classic Greek gift bishop sac. He even has the audacity to quietly castle in the middle of an attack! Several more quiet moves follow, but... | Read More

  • SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises

    No time to study opening theory? Shock your opponent with an SOS! With an SOS you deviate early (usually before move 6!) from regular lines in mainstream openings. So you will reach positions you have actually studied without having memorized... | Read More

    • Castle early and often (or not) !

      Castling, bringing the king out of the center and into safety, and activating the passive rook, is often an important part of chess. Beginning chess players are told to castle early. Some people overdo it though. In this game from the Tim Krabbe ... | Read More

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      • | Apr 26, 2016
    • Chess Puzzles of the Week #2

          This weeks chess puzzles are from the books How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. I hope you enjoy this weeks chess puzzles! Theese first few checkmates are going to be checkmates called the Greek Gift   ... | Read More

    • Greek gifts defended

      This monday I encountered a Greek gift bishop sac, and today the same opponent went for the same sac, and apparently did some homework. I thought the sac was too optimistic, but I had to defend very well. Maybe I should do some homework on this to... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Dec 15, 2015
    • A Winning Sacrifice

      Today I played a nice blitz game. I misplayed my favorite opening, the Kan, or the Paulsen, as it is sometimes called, and reached a position where white had a good attack on the kingside. White played the Greek Gift sacrifice (Bxh7+!) and altho... | Read More

    • The Greek Gift

      Happy Holidays Chess Fans, The 2015 Holiday Season is upon us and as we prepare for the gift-giving season I would be remiss if I didn't share with you the steps to prepare and wrap your own gift to present to your opponent. ....and all thr... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Greek Defence

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  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Hippophobia

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    It comes from the greek word phobes meaning fear and hippo, which means horse. Hippophobia is the fear of knights. this is generally bad because players with hippophobia will trade bishops for knights when bishops are better. Read More »

  • Greek gift

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    The Greek gift sacrifice it a classic bishop sacrifice on h7. The most common opening used in the Greek Gift is the French defense. There are more variations than that, but those are the basic. Try it out in your blitz games! Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »