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  • 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

  • Positional Attacks Book (February 2014)

    Positional Attacks The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 533 fabulous attack ... | Leer más

  • Sicilian Endgames: exd5

    In this article, I will be discussing another archetypal Sicilian endgame.  This one occurs after White occupies d5 with a knight which is then traded off and recaptured by exd5. This structure frequently arises from the Dragon, Accelera... | Leer más

    • Exclusive Training With Yasser Seirawan

      Yesterday Sunday the 17th, together with a few club colleagues, I was fortunate enough to attend an exclusive training session with world renowned Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.We visited Yasser in his house in Amsterdam which has been his mai... | Leer más

      • Waldemar
      • | 18/08/2014
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      • | 10 comentarios
    • Knowledge vs Belief (chess psychology)

      You might have noticed that a lot of my blog posts are inspired by my students and this one is no different. I think I am very blessed because my students are very diverse - what is a tough issue for one seems a non issue for the other, while this... | Leer más

      • TVEDAS
      • | 27/07/2014
      • | 808 vistas
      • | 5 comentarios
    • Carlsen Leads Halfway World Blitz Chess Championship In Dubai

      Hi all, Yesterday I had the pleasure of following closely the games that were played on the first day of the World Blitz Chess Championship in Dubai. After the first day it is Magnus Carlsen who leads the field with a whopping 9 out of 11! I not... | Leer más

      • Waldemar
      • | 20/06/2014
      • | 582 vistas
      • | 0 comentarios
    • Puzzles #14 - The Impossible Machine vs. Chessexplained, Active vs. Passive, & More

      Nowadays, we are bombarded with so much information it seems almost impossible to keep up with what is happening. Long gone are the days when people could just get by with the limited information that was available - man grows, and so too does his... | Leer más

      • ChessMN16
      • | 15/05/2014
      • | 1400 vistas
      • | 2 comentarios
    • Caro Kann-Ideas

                                                                The Caro Kann Defence  The Caro-Kann defence is a very solid and good opening choice. The main idea is to play d5 without having a very bad bishop on c8 ... | Leer más

      • Till_98
      • | 15/05/2014
      • | 600 vistas
      • | 15 comentarios

Video Lessons

  • Chess

    • 341 lecturas
    • | 341 lecturas

    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

    • 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 »