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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • How To Learn From Your Defeats Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2016, 8:11 PM

    Anatoly Karpov's book of selected games is one of my all-time favorites. It was a part of the famous Soviet "Black Series" about the world's best chess players. Being one of my first chess books, it seriously affected...

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  • Tactics-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Today I want to present something about tactics .Tactics are really most important in chess like strategy .They are the final part of your startegy. Here i won't present the tactical motiefs like fork,double-attack...

  • Roots of Positional Understanding

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 19, 2017, 8:16 AM

    Recently I completed a chess course on chess.com whose name was roots of positional understnading and i want to present some of the ideas mrntioned in that course for those who cant afford membership.So enjoy. 50...

  • Intermediate & Advanced Levels: Game analysis: Capablanca–Treybal, 1929: Space Advantage

    JMurakami Feb 17, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Let's start with a raw definition: Space advantage is the availability of squares to post the pieces actively, compared to those available to the opponent, in a given sector of the board, or the board as a whole....

  • Pawn Pushing in the Nimzo-Indian

    UseWithCare Feb 15, 2017, 3:48 AM

    There can be no way back after losing a single pawn in an otherwise healthy structure of pawns, such as on f7. Or, alternatively, after pushing even a single pawn too far, as in this game. Here is a recent example...

  • Endgame Principles, and Learning Chess

    therealslim_kt Feb 14, 2017, 4:32 AM

    Recently, my best friend asked me to teach him chess. I’m no expert, but I decided to try it anyway. So I had to decide; what do I teach him first? In my brief stint with coaching as a child, I was taught the same...

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  • Fresh & Instructive: Topalov vs. Anton, Gibraltar Masters 2017

    IM AndreyOstrovskiy Feb 10, 2017, 6:14 AM

    This chess video covers one very instructive recent game between Topalov and Anton played in Gibraltar Masters 2017. I analyzed it in-depth trying to squeeze as many instructive details as I could. My primary goal...

  • Trompowsky Attack. part 9

    robertrange Feb 6, 2017, 9:07 PM

    Again a perfect pawn-centre is facing battle with a pair of bishops. Black has managed to keep his pawn-structure intact (no doubled pawns), but for the time being at least he has no influence in the centre whatsoever....

  • Trompowsky Attack. part 2

    robertrange Feb 6, 2017, 8:45 PM

    Let’s look at 2... c5 (D). White to play This transposes to a position that we shall consider under 2... Ne4 if White replies 3 d5 Ne4 4 Bf4, but 3 Bxf6 is also a critical test. After 3... gxf6 4 d5 Qb6 5 Qc1 we...

  • Weak squares, or doubled pawns?

    Lt2Adnan Feb 5, 2017, 5:07 AM

    While I was halfway through writing my Doubled Pawns series I played an interesting game in November's Carinhill tournament. What struck me were the opportunities which the opponent had to ruin my pawn structure...

  • Atacar al Elefante Attack The Elephant

    IM BorisMatovsky Feb 4, 2017, 3:38 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qBpSmZwkA&t=6s Esta es la partida del Vídeo en Inglés. (1) Dolzhikova,K - Ianovsky,A [C40] Kiev (Game 2), 200E5 [M.I. Boudy Bueno, Julio L.]   [The elephant gambit, like the...

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