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  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov And The Scotch Opening

    After Anatoly Karpov came Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion. Kasparov took opening preparation to possibly the most extreme level of any champions before or since. His deep explorations, with the help of a team of grandmasters and -- a new p... | Read More

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess tournament. was on site ... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • The Opening You've Never Heard Of

    Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953." Everyone loves this book and for a good reas... | Read More

    • My Repertoire 25 April 2016 : Evolving Scores

      25/4    White: 53.1% Scotch: 60.7% Smith-Morra: 58.3%          Black: 55.0% Scandinavian: 60.7% Dutch: 27.8% I really need to do something with the Dutch . . .  | Read More

      • sixhat
      • | Apr 27, 2016
    • MN Hendra Supriadi vs Muhammad Arsyad : SCOTCH GAMBIT

      Partai di atas adalah partainya MN Hendra Supriadi yang berasal dari Pontianak melawan Muhammad Arsyad. Inilah yang dinamakan pembukaan Scotch Gambit. | Read More

    • What's the Best Chess Game You Ever Played?

      What is your favorite chess game that you ever played? Please send it to me, because I'm compiling a "Best Games Collection for the Rest of Us" (which is emerging below). The idea initially struck me because I decided to create a page on my web... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Apr 14, 2016
    • Pop Quiz on 1. e4 e5 (for Black)

      So you think you know all about defending against 1. e4 with 1...e5!? Let's test out your skills with some puzzles below. This will test out your opening knowledge along with some tactics that developed from games that started 1. e4 e5. Good luck!... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Apr 12, 2016
    • Chess: From Beginners to Club APK - Free game for Android

      You are viewing Chess: From Beginners to Club app version 0.9.6 for free which is produce by Chess King. This app is one of Board Games which require your Mobile or Tablet using Android 2.3.2+. You also can find more information and click to the l... | Read More

      • chuduy
      • | Apr 11, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Scotch Game

    • 4 Reads
    • | 4 Reads

    The Scotch Game is an opening that derives its name from a series of correspondence games between the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs beginning in 1824 and continuing until 1828.  Interestingly, it was the London club that used the... Read More »

  • open-closed

    • 33 Reads
    • | 33 Reads

    Open and Closed positions refer to the two main types of pawn structures of the centre . Open positions generally have an open centre , where the majority of the pawns have been swapped off . For example Scotch game results in an open game : ... Read More »

  • Cochrane, John

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    • | 1 Read

    John Cochrane (1798-1978) was a Scottish master and lawyer who spent half his life in India.  He played chess in London while on vacation.   In 1815 he was a second lieutenant on the HMS Bellerophon, which transported Napoleon to hi... Read More »

  • Scotch opening

    • 100 Reads
    • | 100 Reads

    An opening name derived from an 1824 correspondence game between the English in London and the Scots in Edinburgh, Scotland.  However, it was the English who played the Scotch opening. Read More »