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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

    • The Greek Gift

      Hello everybody                                                                                                                                     Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes....... | Read More

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      • | Oct 21, 2016
    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Sep 24, 2016
    • To Castle or not to Castle

      As we all know castling is the only move in chess where two pieces can move at the same time. There are two types of castling kingside ( denoted by 0-0) and queenside ( denoted by 0-0-0). They are also called castling short and castling long respe... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Sep 15, 2016
    • The Greek Gift II

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      • | Aug 19, 2016
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    • Amsterdam Spa Open tourney 2016 report

      In the beginning of July there was a 9 round open tourney in Amsterdam. The 6th edition of this open tourney featured one GM with a rating over 2600, and several other GMs, IMs, FMs,CMs. The top seed GM Alekseev won quite convincingly with 8 out ... | Read More

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      • | Jul 24, 2016
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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 »

  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... 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 »