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  • 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

  • Test Your Chess Understanding, Part 2

    Usually an article discusses a particular player, or tactic, or some positional concept. When I teach tactical motifs, you know that all the puzzles are going to be about tactics. If I am discussing a particular idea concerning a pawn structure, y... | Leer más

    • 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
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    • Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop

      Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop I have often wondered how to proceed in endings or middlegames where one side has a bad bishop and the other has a good one. Here I offer a position that has a lot of interesting ideas:   ... | Leer más

      • Playdane
      • | 05/09/2014
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Video Lessons

  • 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 fianchett... Leer más »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Leer más »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan V... Leer más »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Leer más »

  • 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 »