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  • 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

  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... | Read More

  • The Pawn Center Controversy

    There are basic rules of chess strategy that we learn as soon as we start playing chess. One of the most fundamental premises is the importance of the center. We quickly learn that one of the major goals of positional chess is control ov... | Read More

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    The member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

    • How to really improve at chess (no gimmicks, no lying, just the cold hard truth)

      I've been meaning to write this for a while but kept putting it off. Now that I have ten minutes of free time, I will finally take the time to write it! As a self-trained player I have come to realize that there are so many educational... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Jul 27, 2016
    • Openings

      1. Queen's Gambit   2. Sicilian Defense   3. London System   4. French Defense   5. Ruy Lopez (a.k.a The Spanish Game)   6. Italian Game   7. This is technically not an opening but a pretty good mating tactic.   8. Blackburne-... | Read More

      • ChessDotPH
      • | Jul 27, 2016
    • How play against Scandinavian Defense #4

      Hi everyone :) I made a new video series about openings, for my youtube channel, this time I focused my attention about the Scandinavian Defense as white, I made a video series of 10 videos, I will publish 1 each sunday 7 pm (Rome/Berlin time) ... | Read More

    • White Rep- quizes

      Here is a page of my lines as white playing several openings. If you're here to spy on my prep, and try to beat me OTB enjoy... you can see exactly what I'm working on. Please don't clutter my page with comments. | Read More

    • How to select a perfect opening for you?

      Studying an opening is a major commitment, which is why it is important to look at all different openings and find which one suits you best. Read the full article on GM Igor Smirnov’s blog: Best chess openings | Read More

      • attilaturzo
      • | Jul 23, 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »