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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

  • How To Play Variants On

    There's much more to play on than just... chess! Fun "chess variants" can be a great way to mix things up and apply your chess skills in different and exciting ways. You can play Bughouse, Crazyhouse, 3-Check, King of the Hill&nbs... | Read More

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • Fighting For Initiative

    Seizing the initiative is not something that just happen. There's a strategy to gaining the initiative. However, the importance of playing aggressively doesn't justify reckless abandon. In this series, learn how to properly fight for the init... | 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

    • 2 Lessons To Learn From Vladimir Kramnik(Preparation for Telangana state under-15 preparation)

      Hi telengana state under-15 chess players,  My name is tarun I am member of superkidschess academy( my rating is 1819 and I am a professnional chess player.I am interested to teach my chess skills to Telangana under15 ... | Read More

    • Chess is Fun Opening Series #1: Penings-He Gambit in the Caro-Kann

      Around a year and a half ago, I made a blog post discussing the following gambit in the Caro-Kann: e4 c6 d4 d5 Nc3 dxe4 Bc4 (or f3). If you want to see the attacking ideas and plans in the opening, go see that blog post. It's a few blog posts back... | Read More

      • Mr_Penings
      • | Oct 16, 2016
    • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Prologue

      (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) The Beginner's Game is an opening system proposed by the pseudonymous 'Pafu' who makes no show of humility, dubbing it the "grea... | Read More

      • chuff
      • | Sep 25, 2016
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    • Oregon Open 2016

      Player photos by Victoria Jung-Doknjas, used by permission. The day after the FIDE Round Robin I caught the train to Portland, Oregon, to spend two days bumming around town with my spouse before the Oregon Open.  Having sprained my ankle a few w... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Sep 21, 2016
    • A Ruy Lopez ... without the theory?

      Everyone knows the "Ruy Lopez" ... (also called "The Spanish Torture!") ... ... ... it was GM/World Champ Bobby Fischer's favorite opening. (See some games in this opening.)   It begins with: 1.e4, e5;  2.Nf3, Nc6;  3.Bb5.  (See the diagram... | 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 »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »