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  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes looks at what the players do ... | Read More

  • Fischer The Rebel

    His whole life, Robert James Fischer was fighting against someone or something. Thousands of books, articles and videos have been produced to describe the outlandish behavior of the chess genius. It is difficult to count all the social, moral... | Read More

  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • 3 Ways To Review Your Openings

    Every chess game begins with an opening, which means that when reviewing your own games, it's important to analyze what happened in the first few moves. Here are three ways to improve your openings: Evaluate the outcome of the opening. Did you... | Read More

  • Veselin Topalov And The Najdorf Sicilian

    San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion. In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Read More

    • P.H. Clarke - Cien miniaturas rusas (capitulo doceavo)

      CAPITULO DOCEAVO FINALES TORMENTOSOS. Todo libro debe llegar a su fin. Cuando este se aproxima, nos preguntamos que conclusiones se pueden sacar del conjunto de partidas que quedan atrás. Puede esperarse algo profundo del estudio de estas min... | Read More

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      • | May 1, 2016
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    • P.H. Clarke - Cien miniaturas rusas (capitulo onceavo)

      CAPITULO ONCEAVO GUERRA Y PAZ. En “defensa de las tablas” o “guía practica del jugador para evadir las reglas”, son otros dos títulos que podrían sugerirse, quizá sarcásticamente, como perfectamente apropiados aquí. El segundo de... | Read More

      • Ernestoche
      • | Apr 28, 2016
    • 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

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2016
    • The Najdorf's History

      The Najdorf opening starts with the moves  1. E4-C5 2.Nf3-D6 3.D4-Cxd4 4.Nxd4-Nf6 5. Nc3-A6 The Najdorf was invented by a Polish/Argentine person by the name of Miguel Najdorf .   Miguel Najdorf was born in 1910 in Poland at a early age he s... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Apr 24, 2016
    • Game Analysis #23 - Najdorf 6.Bg5

      Time Control: 15|10 | Read More

      • Patzer8000
      • | Apr 23, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 605 Reads
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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

    • 253 Reads
    • | 253 Reads

    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »