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  • The Death Of The Berlin Defense

    "You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai." -- Kill Bill, Vol. 1.  The Berlin Defense in the Ruy Lopez is a very peculiar opening. Spectators hate it, most chess players hate it (coun... | Read More

  • 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


    • [Chess^Summit] The Difficulty of Reaching Master

      In today's Chess^Summit post, I discuss some of the challenges of reaching master through my background and some of my recent games. Below is a selected excerpt; view the full post and more at https://chesssummit.com/2016/07/19/the-difficulty-of-... | Read More

    • Bishop Sacrifice

      Few things in chess are as exciting as sacrificing a piece, especially when that sacrifice leads to a mating attack. Two of my recent games featured a bishop sacrifice, one successful and one not. I happened to be playing both of these games simul... | Read More

    • Improve Your Chess - Calculation

      Hi all! Hopefully you saw me previous article on tactics! If not you can find it here.   In this article I'm going to help you guys to understand how to calculate better in chess. Once again I'll show one of my recent games to help illustrate m... | Read More

    • 4700 in tactics. Can I get to 10000.

      One mistake is - 256. It's a grind. Less actual games. The recent games I've played I'm serving them up like flapjacks. | Read More

    • Candidates R07: Nakamura beats Topalov : - Chess Base ,....Chessbase.com

      ChessBase Logo Shop Link LANGUAGE : DEENES SEARCH : OK OPENINGS A-Z caitano CAITANO ChessBase playchess.com Today on playchess.com Candidates Round 8 3/20/2016 – The Candidates tournament this year is taking place in Mosc... | Read More

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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 »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... 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 »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »