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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

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | 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 Chess.com 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 should we play training games?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9  My goals:  1. I want to s... | Read More

    • The Scandinavian Defense... the unusual yet powerful opening

      The Scandinavian Defense was indeed the first opening I learnt, but at first it seemed unusual to me. What would you actually DO with this Scandinavian Defense opening? Giving up a pawn for nothing? A beginner would be baffled with why they actual... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
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    • The Scandinavian Defense... the unusual yet powerful opening

      The Scandinavian Defense was indeed the first opening I learnt, but at first it seemed unusual to me. What would you actually DO with this Scandinavian Defense opening? Giving up a pawn for nothing? A beginner would be baffled with why they actual... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
      • | Jul 30, 2016
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    • Scandinavian Defense Part 3

      Welcome back! The games keep rolling in, so I have to be specific in what we will discuss here. Two games this morning, and quite spectacular ones I might add. However, since they are 55 resp. 74 moves, I will focus on the most important parts ... | Read More

      • BobBishoen
      • | Jul 29, 2016
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    • Blitz Chess #364: Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variation

      This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Nimzo-Indian Defense, Fischer variation. One of the most important questions in chess is "Should I trade queens?", especially since without them on boar... | Read More


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  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... 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 »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »