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  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Leer más

  • The Modern Defense: A History

    Like the Kan/Paulsen, the so-called "Modern Defense" is an opening with many names. When I first met it, as a beginning chess player, I knew it as the "Robatsch Defense." It has also been called the Ufimtsev Defense, the Kotov Defense, the Pi... | Leer más

  • Louis Paulsen

                                               Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Power in... | Leer más

  • New Chess Openings

    In the course of updating the Caxton Named Opening list I have been reading both the New in Chess Yearbooks and SOS series. Opening novelties are not dead. New ideas have been aided by computer tools, which have also rescued many obscure old ideas... | Leer más

  • Mastering Your Opening's Pawn Structures

    Vaclav Pekar wrote: “I would like to ask you about my game with GM Voloshin. I played it in the Trade Fair Chess Festival in Brno (Czech Republic). I was doing really well in this tournament until this game. Except for the first round (which... | Leer más

    • The Pirc Defense

      A quick introduction to playing with and against the Pirc Defense, a relatively new opening where Black allows White to grab hold of the center and attempts to undermine it from the flanks. http://youtu.be/8LY-8h2yqeQ | Leer más

    • Playing Against the Pirc Defense

      Hello Chess Fans,  Today I'm continuing with White's defenses against Black's response to 1.e4 and The Pirc Defense is played by both Masters and correspondence players alike. It's a hypermodern defense that allows White to gain an early control... | Leer más

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    • Best of Times, Worst of Times

       More travails of a (wanna-be) improving chess player...   "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," so begins A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (If you have never read this classic of English Literature, shame ... | Leer más

      • RandomJeff
      • | 15/03/2015
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    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 3

                 The Scandinavian Defense is a surprise opening not often played against an 1.e4 opening in Master play but not unusual in correspondence chess.    Especially when an opponent wants to throw their opponent off. In Part 3 w... | Leer más

      • Samantha212
      • | 10/03/2015
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    • Amazing tactics

      Sometimes it happens so that it is worth thinking for 5-7 seconds more before making an obvious and not a bad move, even if it is a 3 min blitz  One of examples for that might be the following: White to move ... There is something much better... | Leer más

      • schachfan1
      • | 26/01/2015
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Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Leer más »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Leer más »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Leer más »