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  • 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

  • Louis Paulsen

                                               Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Power in... | Read More

  • Study Plan For Intermediate Players: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Extend your base knowledge of "tournament openings." Aim for consistency. Learn the con... | Read More

  • The End of 1.e4 in World Championship Matches?

    Jaxxson asked: Why don’t we see 1.e4 in Championship matches anymore? Dear Mr. Jaxxson: That’s an excellent question. Of course, any answer I give is subjective – others might come up with an equally valid viewpoint. But, for all it’s w... | Read More

  • The Scotch: the best opening ever.

    The Best Opening Ever by meniscus The Scotch, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6? 3. d4! is a direct attack on Black's audacious attempt to blockade the white e pawn and form a cowardly defence* of this blockade. White can claim a psychological victory as e... | Read More

    • Tactical awareness

      As they say, chess is 99% tactics. So I guess it would make sense if 99% of my blog posts will be of a tactical nature.  My opponent quickly erred in the opening, a Scotch game. Punish him! Winning a piece allowed me to achieve the follo... | Read More

      • hotwax
      • | Oct 8, 2016
    • How to play the Ruy Lopez

      There are many different lines unlike some other openings like the Scotch Game. Let me show you what to play after every single line that your opponent plays against you.Hope you will learn something. The thing that I like is going to be on the ma... | Read More

    • Top Three Moves Against the Scotch Game

      There are many different lines to play. Let me show you the Top Three Moves.   This is the 2nd Best Move and it goes to...   The Best Move is...... Now if you play against the Scotch you know what are the best moves. | Read More

    • How to play the Scotch Game

      The Scotch is a hard opening to play. I am going to show you a few different lines black might go for.       Classical Line       Qh4 Line       Bb4+ Line     Mieces Line   Now the lines if you do... | Read More

    • The Scotch game: Scotch gambit "Variation"

      The Scotch Game is pretty good for white. The main line (of the scotch game) would be 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4. There are many different variations of the scotch game, but today we are working more on the scotch GAMBIT. Here there a... | Read More

      • Chesspawn5
      • | Aug 1, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... 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 »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »