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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Middlegame & Endgames Ideas - #3 - Pushing Pawns FOR THE WIN

    Hi guys, Part 3 in my series will be about Minority Attacks (Please comment what you want the following ones to be about  - thanks) Minority Attacks are most prominently known as pawn storms - but this is not always true as a pawn attack protec... | Read More

  • Typical Positions (Part 6)

    Chess openings are a bit like fashion - they follow trends. Certain lines become popular and then just fade away. In most cases, an elite player (or most likely his team) prepares an opening for a tournament and then everyone else follows his lead... | Read More

  • Typical Positions (Part 2)

    Today we will continue with typical plans arising from the Queens Gambit Declined. I had a chance to experience the lack of knowledge in one critical and very popular line last weekend, while playing in the Philadelphia Open. The game ended favora... | Read More

  • Creating an Opening Graph

    Gambiteeer asked: I am having trouble learning the Queens Gambit. Recently my opponents have gotten stronger and I am not sure how to handle the different positions which arise from the Queens Gambit. I am also having trouble learning the differe... | Read More


    • The Nerd Club - Pawn Structure

      Hi all, This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess. Now, so far I have actually taught you about a lot of things. Let's recap here: Basic opening strategy (control the... | Read More

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    • Lasker Defense and the Bishop Pin.

      Lasker Defense and the Bishop Pin This article is to discuss my latest research in an ongoing topic discussing the bishop pin. I intend to write a long series of topics on this theme. I feel that understanding the dynamics of this pin will creat... | Read More

    • Borrowing a Kasparov Novelty

      I got to meet Garry Kasparov at a book signing in December 2008 at the London Chess Shop. Whilst I like to tell people that I offered him a draw (which he agreed and we shook hands as per the photo), I left with a copy of "Revolution in the 70s". ... | Read More

    • King's gambit Part 2 Nc3 variation

      It's time to delve deeper into the interesting world of the King's gambit. In a way it resembles any other gambit, the important difference is that the practitioner of the gambit must be very careful with their king. The king's gambit teaches you ... | Read More

    • Don't play B5 in Queens gambit

      Black resigned after 11 moves | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »