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  • Importance of Tactics

    Since tactics are the most entertaining and important part of chess, it comes as no surprise that there have been many books written about them. This site—which amounts to another book, and not a short one—thus requires a few words of justific... | Read More


        Chess Informant 108 and 109   Story about Chess Informant part III In the articles Story about Chess Informant part I and part II, I wrote about Chess Informant publishing house. In this article, I would like to write a few words about... | Read More

  • The Kings Indian 7...Na6 by GM Magesh and GM Arun

    Today we will study the King's Indian defense 7...Na6 variation by studying from none other than the newly crowned US Champion, Gata Kamsky's game. After nineteen long years of wait and and and interesting career map, Kamsky has regained the covet... | Read More

  • What to do with the pawn center?

    In my younger years, I had a headache when there were too many pawns in the center and too many possible captures. With white pawns on d4, c4 and black on d5, c5 my thought process went like this: I take on c5, he takes back, oh no he takes on c4 ... | Read More

  • The Kings Indian Revolution by GM Arun and GM Magesh

    “Every once in a while a man comes to the game and changes the way the world looks at it.” This is a quote from an advertisement portraying Sachin Tendulkar as the “Man” and the game obviously being “Cricket”. If you do not know Sachin... | Read More

    • Basic chess strategy : Pawn Wedge Introduction

      A pawn wedge can arise out of many opening systems e.g. The French advance, the Caro-Kann advance and the Kings Indian defence etc etc  For the possessor of the wedge it usually means extra space in a particular quadrant of the chess board and in... | Read More

    • Queens Gambit: Pros and Cons

      Hello everyone. This is a post about the Queens Gambit. The Queens Gambit is the most popular continuation of games beginning with 1. d4  d5. Its defining moves are: 1. d4  d5  2. c4   The Queens Gambit is one of the oldest openings, and on... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defence: Pros and Cons

      Hello everyone. This is a post about the Sicilian Defence. The Sicilian Defence is the most popular of all chess openings. Almost a quarter of all chess games begin with the Sicilian Defence. Its defining moves are: 1. e4  c5.   One of the rea... | Read More

    • Chess Postmortem #4: London System

      I looked back at some of my recent games to decide on an instructive post. I learned a lot from two of my draws and couldn't decide which to choose to blog about. I've decided to take a look at both these games in depth.First up, is a game as blac... | Read More

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    • Opening Objectives and their Advantages and Disadvantages

      Hello everyone. This is a post about some of the possible things to do in the opening, and their advantages and disadvantages.    One of the most popular things to do at the start of the game is castle early and defend the king. Once castled a... | 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... 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 »