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  • Nakamura vs Harikrishna: 1 Million Scovilles Of Chess On May 4

    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make an incredibly spicy combo. The "nag... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • The Pirc Defense

    The Pirc Defense is still relatively unexplored for a major opening system. Both White and Black may avail themselves of many different approaches to the opening, and we have two outstanding grandmasters here to provide you with ideas on both side... | Read More

  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Read More

  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Read More

    • 2016 PCC Golden Triangle Open

      Secret: if your local club makes some big changes to tournaments, many things may not turn out exactly right. It looks like the Pittsburgh Chess Club is moving toward faster time controls so people don't need to spend as much time playing. This ... | Read More

    • KIMPLODES--64 squares explained! (Part 1 of 10)

      KIMPLODES--sounds like a TV cartoon show, but instead it's an analytic approach that lets me tease out a few of Caissa's secrets. Some of my online acquaintances tell me they use it during coaching sessions with students, including a FIDE expert ... | Read More

    • Game Analysis #15 - Pirc Defense

      Time Control : 60|60 This was played against FM Santagati in a simul, he was playing on 16 boards at the same time. | Read More

      • Patzer8000
      • | Apr 16, 2016
    • Round 5 BKK Open Challenger Division: Fighting draw

      My fifth opponent was a friendly gentleman from Nepal. We had a good post match analysis too. what a game it was!    The game started out as a Pirc Defence. I maintained to obtain a slight advantage as White in the opening but my opponent suc... | Read More

    • April 2016 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand

      Registration for the April 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  7:00 PM PDT on April 8th, 2016. Five-time World Champion Vishy Anand will teach a one-hour lesson... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Apr 4, 2016

Video Lessons


  • East Indian Defence

    • 8 Reads
    • | 8 Reads

    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

    • 9 Reads
    • | 9 Reads

    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Modern Defence

    • 1 Read
    • | 1 Read

      In the Modern Defense, also known as the Robatsch Defense, after Karl Robatsch, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • e4

    • 2 Reads
    • | 2 Reads

    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »

  • Pirc

    • 2 Reads
    • | 2 Reads

    The Pirc Defence, sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1. e4 with 1. ...d6 and 2. ...Nf6, followed by ...g6 and ...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressiv... Read More »