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  • The Power Of Alekhine's Gun

    These days you can find anything on the Internet. For example, if you like hard rock and chess, then this video is for you! You can notice that they set up the board correctly (the a1 square is black!) and the position from their ga... | Leer más

  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia.  Like Tal, Ozols was... | Leer más

  • Mastering Squares, Part 5

    We’ll continue our exploration of squares by showing a couple of different ways one can milk them. Of course, a weak square or hole in the enemy camp can (and usually should) be used as a home for one’s pieces. We will look at that aspect of ... | Leer más

  • Mastering Squares, Part 4

    In our first two installments of “Mastering Squares,” we looked at some extremely instructive positions from one of my students. In the third installment, I stepped back and looked at square basics. Now that everyone is “on poi... | Leer más

  • Horsing around!

    Am I going to write about chess players misbehaving during their games? Not really, at least not this time. In this article I will try to show you that chess can really be beautiful and surprisingly or not, this can be achieved without sacrificing... | Leer más

    • The Nerd Club - Introductory Strategy

      This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.Hi guys, and thanks for a good session this thursday! Here I am going to summarize the points that were made last time so that... | Leer más

      • Bjarkoff
      • | 22 nov. 2015
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    • Opening Ideas and Innovations: Taking the Next Step

      Check out the original blog post here! Over the weekend, I decided to play a G/15 quad, and even though I was easily able to reach a score of 2.5/3 (my quick rating is low, so I played mostly inferior opponents), I saw a game in the top quad that... | Leer más

    • Comprehensive Endgame Works: One-Volume

      As announced in my previous post, where I introduced this blog series, here are some thoughts on my favourite comprehensive one-volume endgame books. I sorted them in roughly ascending order of the ideal reader's rating according to my own estimat... | Leer más

      • Schemato
      • | 11 nov. 2015
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    • Test Your Strategic Understanding #2

      Due to the success of my recent blog, Test Your Strategic Understanding, I decided to make another one. In these puzzles, you have to answer the strategic questions I set you, and depending on the number of points you get, you will get a strategi... | Leer más

      • Robert0905
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    • Test Your Strategic Understanding

      Here follow three puzzles, which I arranged in order of difficulty, which will test your strategic understanding. At the end of this blog post, you will see a more-or-less accurate rating of your chess understaning. Some of these are opening posit... | Leer más

      • Robert0905
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Video Lessons

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Leer más »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Leer más »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Leer más »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Leer más »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Leer más »