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  • 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Feb 21, 2014

    "I get really nervous during important games; what should I do?" "I get really worried about my rating. Do you have any suggestions?" I think these two questions, while undoubtedly different, are in some senses closely related. As I have noted, ... | Read More

  • The Endgames of Tromsø, Part 5

    By the fifth round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway, the field had been whittled down to eight players. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik faced Anton Korobov of Ukraine, Gata Kamsky played Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Andreikin played Peter ... | Read More


    • 960 - fad or only possible future?

      I used to agree with GM Serper that Chess 960 (aka Fischer Random) was an overreaction and the best way to love our game was to study it more and deeper in its classical form.  Sure, I played 960 now and then out of curiosity, but I didn't really... | Read More

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    • How to attack with the London System

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    • The Slow PC Aborted Games

      The games you will see in this article are games played by me vs one of my online friends. The funny thing which happened during these games is my PC connection was like really bad. I aborted at least 10 times during these games if not more! In... | Read More

    • Is the London System Good?

      This is the London System: Is it good? Let me know in the comments. I use it quite often, and from what I see, it is a rather quiet opening. | Read More

      • cpawn1
      • | Jan 6, 2016
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    • Playing against the London System.

      The london system i feel is most effective only after 1.d4 d5, not so against 1..Nf6 as Black hasn't committed his central pawns yet and remains flexible. Black should aim for d6 then e5 pawn push to 'blunt' the london bishop after which he will b... | Read More


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 »

  • 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 »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »