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    • Slow Chess League: A win with White in the Torre Attack

      This week Slow Chess League game (time controls 45m+45s) was  a solid win but again I am disappointed to find out post analysis that I had missed a relatively simple tactic as early as move 9. Enjoy Dear Readers  | Read More

    • Taking on the Big Guns in the World Open

      The summer of 2015 was a fantastic first World Open performance for me in the U1800 section, where I scored six of nine points and walked away with an all time high rating of 1753. Since that peak last summer, I've found myself in a retooling... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 24, 2016
    • A good Torre Attack game.

      To use the Torre Attack against ...Nf6/e6 setups is quite effective at club level. Even at GM levels, it is occasionally used as a surprise weapon.  Even if Black plays the best moves, White is still okay. The Torre Attack is sound. Enjoy!  | Read More

    • Slugfest in the Chicago Open

      The 2016 Chicago Open wrapped up a few weeks ago and I've finally had some time to decompress and review my games. What a slugfest it was! Last year was my first Chicago Open where I scored 3.0/7.0 in the U1700 section. I went from 1624 to 1608--... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jun 13, 2016
    • Blitzkrieg tactics attack

      In this Torre attack game I went for kingside attack after just a few moves. Black then played a few weakening moves, and it was already time for sac fest fire on the board  According to Stockfish after the game, I played a flawless game (!... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jun 7, 2016

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 »

  • 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 »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Bird's Opening

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    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »