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  • Different Twins In Chess

    Some time ago we discussed in this article the identical positions that can happen in endgames. I concluded the article with the statement "Deja vu is good for your chess!" Which of course means that the knowledge of certain positions, tec... | Read More

  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit

    GM Jacek Stopa is here to show you how to win with the aggressive Evans Gambit. Few openings have a more swashbuckling reputation than the Evans Gambit which was even invented by the sea captain, William Evans, in 1827! Jacek is a practitioner of... | Read More

  • Completely French

    The French Defense has been vexing players on the White side since it was first introduced by the Parisians in the historic match between London and Paris in 1834! Black permits White to build a sturdy center, only to devote the remainder of the g... | Read More

  • "Queer Moves in Chess"

         I stumbled upon the following article while reading through the March 1903 edition of "Checkmate: Monthly Chess Review."  It looked familiar and I was able to determine I had seen it before in "Pollock Memories,"  a collection of his ... | Read More

    • Chess Opening

      Aims of the opening[edit] Common aims in opening play[edit] Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More

      • sachin951
      • | Feb 2, 2016
    • Game Analyzed by NM linlaoda

      As part of the Prodigy Program through Chess University I was able to get one game analyzed.  The game I chose was not a long game, it was I think 10 minute game, but the opening lines of this game have been bugging me for quite some ti... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jan 29, 2016
    • Queen vs Rook Fortress

      Queen + King usually wins against Rook + King. Sometime the defender gets draw by force with the help of perpetual checks and stalemate tricks as shown below. | Read More

      • sjijchess
      • | Jan 24, 2016
    • R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

      I played my twin brother in a suite of blitz games recently. Last time we played, a few months ago, I had a bit of an edge, maybe 60/40. We have similar ‘serious chess’ ratings but I’m more of a specialist at blitz and bullet.  I got troun... | Read More

      • Funology
      • | Jan 9, 2016
    • Funny tricks of billiards (Pool!) :-} How you asked.

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      • Podaryonka
      • | Jan 7, 2016
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Video Lessons

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... 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 »