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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 Nigerian Angle to the Baku Chess Olympiad

      Preparing for the Baku Chess Olympiad, the top five Nigerian chess players had to train on their own, as the country was unable to fund camping and special trainings. This evolved into the uncertainty of even participating at the Baku Chess Olympi... | Read More

      • thims
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    • winning with Queens gambit...

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      • Bha93
      • | Sep 5, 2016
    • Queens Gambit: Pros and Cons

      Hello everyone. This is a post about the Queens Gambit. The Queens Gambit is the most popular continuation of games beginning with 1. d4  d5. Its defining moves are: 1. d4  d5  2. c4   The Queens Gambit is one of the oldest openings, and on... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defence: Pros and Cons

      Hello everyone. This is a post about the Sicilian Defence. The Sicilian Defence is the most popular of all chess openings. Almost a quarter of all chess games begin with the Sicilian Defence. Its defining moves are: 1. e4  c5.   One of the rea... | Read More

    • James Bond-From Russia with Love

      In 1963 the movie was released with Sean Connery as James Bond. In the opening scene there was a chess duel.It´s the International Grandmasters Championship in Venice ,Italy.The score is 11,5-11,5 and it´s the last decisive match between the Rus... | Read More

      • SFN
      • | Jul 31, 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... 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 »