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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


    • 4700 in tactics. Can I get to 10000.

      One mistake is - 156. 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

    • Extreme Calculation

      Here's a position from one of my more recent games.  I was busted here, but it turns out the win is much harder than it looks.  In fact, I went on to win the game just a few moves later.   White to move and win!  Try to find the entire line.... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Feb 25, 2016
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    • Learning From My Games - Trapped Pieces

      Hi Chess Friends, A few recent games of mine all hinged on on some tricky tactics related to pieces getting trapped, often in unexpected ways. The first tactic, fortunately for me, was overlooked by both sides. See if you can find the win and do ... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Feb 24, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • Find The Tactic!

      In this rather quick blog post, I wanted to showcase two recent games I played (admittedly  bullet games) where I played some interesting tactics.  Also, I have an announcment: People were pleading for me to restart Daily Puzzles again, so here... | Read More


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 »