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  • 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

  • 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

    • The Amateur's Mind - Imbalances

      Hello Chess Fans, If you're like me, when I read a book such as IM Jeremy Silman's book The Amateur's Mind,  I'll immediately understand the concepts and even remember them for a while but over time - POOF - they disappear into a quagmire of oth... | Leer más

      • Samantha212
      • | 23/06/2015
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    • A Road Map to Higher Ratings

          Hello Chess Fans, Throughout history we've been fascinated by children who can beat experienced adult chess players and even Masters: Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca and Samuel Reshevsky are in that category before the time when volumes o... | Leer más

      • Samantha212
      • | 20/06/2015
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    • A Positional Game (or Why Is Chess 99% Calculation)

      In this game I went for a safe setup with White - with the idea to first secure my king and only afterwards play at the middle of the board. I was to quickly castle kingside and then react to Black's pawn center or, given the opportunity, create o... | Leer más

      • GIex
      • | 15/06/2015
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    • How I won the 2015 US Amateur West Chess Championship

        Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 to 25, I traveled to Tucson, Arizona to compete in the US Amateur West chess championship. The year before, I had won the senior prize. I blundered a Rook in round 2 and couldn't recover to play the eventual winner... | Leer más

      • aww-rats
      • | 11/06/2015
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    • Trying to calculate

      Last time I spoke of Kotov's tree of analysis. And it's though a good idea, I've recently found that a lot of people either use a variation of it or a completely different way of thinking all together. One thing we can say for sure is that to cal... | Leer más

      • perrybridd
      • | 26/05/2015
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Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... 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 »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Leer más »