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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Best Blitz Openings

    Blitz chess has a nature all its own. With limited time, you should be taking the most efficient route to a better, or playable, position. This series provides strong openings and systems for the blitz enthusiast. GM Maxim Dlugy&nbs... | Read More

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 18, 2014

    In life, improvement is usually achieved by proceeding along the triangle "->Learn->Practice->Test->". In chess, this is "->Study->Play->Get Feedback->". Leave something out of the loop and you get diminishing returns. Thi... | Read More

    • How to Play Boring Chess

      Hi Chess Players, Lots of people are calling the way I play chess boring (actually just Mr_Penings). I'm going to show everyone how to play boring chess. White Openings: - c3 Sicilian (not boring, but everyone thinks it is for some strange rea... | Read More

    • How to crush with london system by Magnus carlsen

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    • An Epic struggle in the London System

      What a game! Both sides were down to <10seconds and it was thru increment that allowed us to keep on playing on albeit at a lower standard of play. Felt proud to win the following game   | Read More

    • Everybody has a bad tournament: Sant Boi 2016

      Hi again. In my last post I wrote a recap of my first year of chess and was prepared to start my second year at the same tournament I started the first one: Sant Boi. This time I could not join the weakest group and I had to play the strongest on... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Sep 14, 2016
    • 2016 MD Quick Championships

      Hi chess friends, Yesterday I took advantage of some free time to compete in the Maryland Quick chess (12 minutes and three second increment) and blitz (3 minutes with two second increment) championship tournaments. I play very little USCF ra... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Sep 4, 2016

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... 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 »