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  • The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name

    Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | Read More

  • How To Play A Counterblow

    The ability to recover after a tactical oversight is a difficult skill to master. Indeed, the temptation to panic after blundering an ostensibly crushing sacrifice or combination is overwhelming. It is the mark of a strong, experienced player to r... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More


    • Chess Openings - Dutch Defence, Hopton Attack

      Hi everyone :) I made a new video series about openings, for my youtube channel, this time I focused my attention about the Dutch Defence- Hopton Attack, it's a nice way to play against the Dutch                   In this serie... | Read More

    • Board 4, Loughborough 1 v Wigston 3, 13/01/16

      All moves in 75m, with 10s increment from move 1. A reversal of many recent games.  This time I got ahead on the clock and got into a losing but tricky endgame.  Pushing the d-pawn was a bluff (I did not think it worked), but deliberately made... | Read More

    • Beware Of Sneak Attacks

      Hi Everyone,     First of all a very Happy New Year to all of you. Hope that we may all have a wonderful 2016!! Now lets start with an old quote by one of the great masters of old " The hardest thing in chess is winning a won game". Frank Mars... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Jan 3, 2016
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    • Some Recent Games

      Some recent games: | Read More

      • dahaiou
      • | Jan 2, 2016
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    • Let them PASS!!!

      Hi Everyone, When we first learn chess, we are taught about the relative value of pieces . 1 point for the humble pawn, 3 points for the whacky knight, 3 points for the stately bishops , 5 points for the bada## rooks and 9 for the mighty queen. ... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Dec 18, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • COOOL!!!

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    [useless game deleted] This person now realized that Chessopedia was not for showing personal victories that they like, but to help learn and educate. Lets all remember to post our games in a blog or something. Read More »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. 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 »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »