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  • 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age),... | Leer más

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Leer más

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Leer más

  • Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 2)

    In my past article "Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)" I listed the three key methods of improvement that all chess players striving to get better should focus on: Take in as much information about chess as possible (Learning) Have a pl... | Leer más

    • BASICS

      1.As a beginner Play open games and then go further with moves like c5 etc.. 2.It is better to put your knights out before your bishops.. 3.Don't pin your opponent's Knight before he castle especially you castled. 4.Make your sacrifices worth a... | Leer más

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | 26/11/2014
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    • Who will make right move first

      It's a position from my game. White winning or a draw? Black have very bad bishop. But, maybe, Black can build fortress? Main idea is fixing kingside. If White will play g4, that's will make black h-pawn weak. And White will win. But if Black wil... | Leer más

      • McArchuk
      • | 20/10/2014
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    • Centotorri chess club tournament 2014-Part 1

      Hi all. This is my first attempt at a blog post, so criticism is very welcome (even criticism concerning spelling or grammar; I'm not a native english speaker and any correction is appeciated). In this two-part series I will analyze the games pla... | Leer más

      • bresando
      • | 08/10/2014
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    • An Educational Chess Game

      Hello!  This post is directed towards members of the Innisdale Secondary School chess club, as an educational tool, but any and all other members are welcome to peruse it as well if they so wish. This is a game which I played the other day agai... | Leer más

    • Trading Pieces, Part 2: Evaluating Trades

          Hello! My name is Zach Kasiurak. I am a National Master living in Columbus, OH rated 2273 USCF and 2198 FIDE. I am seriously pursuing my chess career and looking to improve rapidly as a player and coach.   I have created my blog to provide... | Leer más

      • zkman
      • | 05/09/2014
      • | 1588 vistas
      • | 6 comentarios

Video Lessons

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Leer más »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... Leer más »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Leer más »

  • 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... Leer más »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Leer más »