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  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

  • Which Olympic Sport Is Most Like Chess?

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway right now in Brazil as 207 national delegations compete for medals in 28 sports, 41 different disciplines, and 306 total events. Unfortunately for chess fans, the royal game is not among them. And don’... | Read More

  • Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

    What is dynamic chess? You'll find out here as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches you to compound your advantages and really put pressure on opponents. There's nothing like learning from in-game examples. Watch a great teacher break down dynamic chess fro... | Read More

  • When A Game Is Many Games

    The member te_amo (from Kolkata, India) asked me to point out his weakness in his games. He said: “I undergo no sort of professional training, and I aspire to be over 2000 someday.” Mr. te_amo, the fact is that people start... | Read More

  • Longer Time Controls Are More Instructive

    The member JerryPapada wrote: “My name is Jerry, I’m 15 years old, from Greece, and I’m trying to find a way to bump up my rating. I need to find what is missing from my games.” Jeremy Silman: Playing 3-0 games ... | Read More

    • Let’s Bughouse! Playing Against the Sicilian, Part 3

      Hello again, and welcome to Part 3 of Playing Against the Sicilian. (Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Today we’ll discuss early pawn drops, as well as white’s Accelerated Attack. As @happytoad mentioned in a comment to Part 1, if pawns are t... | Read More

      • chriswsh
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • e4 or d4?

      I recently read a thread where someone asked the age old question whether to play 1. e4 or 1. d4. Personally, I have wrestled with this question time in and time out because being the ambitious chess player I was, I wanted to play the opening that... | Read More

    • Must Keep Practising

      It's always a pleasant morning when the next set of lessons in Tiger Chess appear on your account.  One of the things I like about the course is that each set of lessons appear weekly so it stops you from rushing ahead or not paying much attentio... | Read More

    • A New Journey

      I have recently become a member of GM Nigel Davies' Tiger Chess Course and have just finished my first month.  I have considered Nigel to be a friend for some time now as I see him around the UK chess circuit a lot as he accompanies his ever-imp... | Read More

    • Let’s Bughouse! Playing Against the Sicilian, Part 2

      Last week’s post focused on the lines starting 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e5! d6 4. Bc4 e6 5. exd6 Bxd6. However, since none of those moves are forcing, we can’t stop there. Not only is black’s other 5th move response 5… Qxd6, but she’s also... | Read More

      • chriswsh
      • | Oct 2, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • King's Indian Attack

    • 12 Reads
    • | 12 Reads

      The King's Indian Attack (KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White, most notably used by Bobby Fischer. Its typical formation is shown in the diagram to the right.It is an attacki... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Taimanov Variation

    • 88 Reads
    • | 88 Reads

    The Taimanov Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nc6.  An equivalent move order is 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 e6.  The move order with 2...e6 is regarded as the standard move ord... Read More »