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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 21, 2014

    "How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?" Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Leer más

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 2

    WHY I WRITE ABOUT THE CHESS GREATS In my view, it’s important for chess fans to embrace a chess hero, and after studying his life and games, moving onto another chess hero. It’s fun, you learn a lot, and it makes the whole chess expe... | Leer más

  • A Farewell!

    My favorite writer Hemingway, in his excellent "Moveable Feast," wrote about starting a day of writing: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." This advice came to my mind as I neared the time to... | Leer más

  • How to Turbo-Charge Your Game

    Every chess player dreams of improving his game. He might simply want to smash his friends. He might want that 1200 rating to turn into a 1600 rating. Or he might be sick and tired of not knowing why he lost games X, Y, and Z. Study certainly help... | Leer más

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #27 - Zig Zag Zwang

    Professor: Hello, class. Are you prepared to get scientific about things? That is, are you ready to talk about bishops today? Lucian: Bishops?What bishops? Bad bishops? Zephyr: Or good bishops? Professor: Not quite either type. No, I’m ... | Leer más

    • Choosing Candidate Moves

                                        Choosing Candidate Moves I believe that it is always better to do a decent moves, than sometimes find genial combinations, but from other hand - often make mistakes in calculations and evaluati... | Leer más

    • Magical Rook

      Hello everybody! I am GM Levan Aroshidze from Georgia. FIDE elo 2565. Currently living in Spain. I am combining chess coaching with professional play and time after a time I'll try to share my experience in my blogs. Hope you will enjoy it. My ar... | Leer más

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/22

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  The Modern Benoni is tough to play for b... | Leer más

    • Interactive Opening Lesson - Queen's Gambit Declined - Exchange Variation

      We will explore the various lines and strategies involved in the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined (QGD). Black can recapture the pawn with either 4...Nxd5 or 4...exd5. We look at each move. A. We will discuss three different ... | Leer más

      • SCKleene
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    • Bad bishops are sometimes not that bad !

               In a game played in the french team championship i reached what seemed exactly like a classical illustration of the advantage of the knight over a bishop : a central outpost for the knight, a bishop locked in his own pawn structur... | Leer más

      • tac49
      • | 08/04/2014
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Video Lessons

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 lecturas
    • | 333 lecturas

    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 »

  • pin; a way to win

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    Pins are a way to win because the piece checks the king and the knight, bishop, rook or queen can block it.This is a severe weakness becase if  the pinner is less valueable than the blocker,the pinner can capture the blocker and get a bigger va... Leer más »

  • Checkmate

    • 68 lecturas
    • | 68 lecturas

    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Leer más »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Leer más »

  • Algebraic notation

    • 35 lecturas
    • | 35 lecturas

    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 »