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    • My journey to 1800 ELO: chess pointers

      I decided to write a blog post detailing how I came to finally reach 1800 ELO. This post will hopefully instruct other chess players looking to improve their game. 1) Stick to a consistent opening repertoire  This may sound obvious so I shall e... | Leer más

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 26 nov. 2015
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    • Openings: Keep it Short and Simple (1)

      Lately I've been looking at ways to broaden my opening repertoire with agressive lines that do not require too much study, i.e. where opening theory is not very developped yet. The first variation I'd like to show you can be used against the Sici... | Leer más

      • Boldchess
      • | 16 nov. 2015
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    • Put to the Test: Akobian’s French

      Check out the original post here! Last Saturday, Nicholas N. asked “Is there a chance you have a game with the French Defense winning?” Unfortunately, I’m not a French player, and because I haven’t played 1 e4 since I was in elementary s... | Leer más

    • Spassky - Fischer: The Return Match

      The last chapter of the Krogius book, mostly consisting of quotes from other authors. The Spassky - Fischer series: Part 0: Excerpts from the chapter about Spassky's preparation. Part 1: Pre-match, Spassky waiting for Fischer in Reykjavik. Par... | Leer más

      • Spektrowski
      • | 30 oct. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 7

      Part 7. The fallout: Boris returns to USSR Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. And so, the departure day came. This time, we flew to Copenhagen through Oslo. The cold and rainy Icelandic autumn seemingly ... | Leer más

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27 oct. 2015
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  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 lecturas
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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 »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 lecturas
    • | 305 lecturas

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Leer más »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Leer más »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Leer más »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Leer más »