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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 Powe... | 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


    • My games from DHLC Slow Swiss #18 - White spells

      After a while, here is another analysis of my games from the event organised by Dan Heisman Learning Center here on chess.com. This was the DHLC Slow Swiss #18, with the time controls of 45 minutes + 45 seconds increment per move. I played 5 game... | Leer más

      • donjova
      • | 06/01/2015
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    • Pirc gone bad!

            I'm no expert in the Pirc defense lines, but I get the feeling a lot of the players around my level aren't either. When I see my opponent play the Pirc, I know (generally speaking) that I'll be getting a good attack and fairly sizable adv... | Leer más

      • sam_reimer
      • | 19/11/2014
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    • {VIDEOS} Smashing The Sidelines; The Pirc

      If you're like me, then you have trouble against the various rare and unusual lines your wily opponents can throw against your 1 e4. Eventually, after racking up a pitiful score over the years against the Pirc, Modern, Scandinavian,etc. I decided ... | Leer más

    • Colorado Open U1400 game 4

      Hello friends.  I am posting my 4th round game of the Colorado Open playing against the Pirc Defense.  I needed a win this round desperately after losing game 3.  | Leer más

      • Renny54
      • | 02/09/2014
      • | 337 vistas
      • | 4 comentarios
    • Puzzles #15 - Over 100 Puzzles! - World Blitz Championship 2014 Dubai - Round 1

      Over 100 puzzles in this blog! Please read the variations in the notes! For those of you who did the first 10 puzzles: I decided to merge that blog post with this one.  The puzzles are taken from: World Blitz Championship 2014 Round 1 (Pres... | Leer más

      • ChessMN16
      • | 11/08/2014
      • | 981 vistas
      • | 1 comentario

Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Leer más »

  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Leer más »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 lecturas
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    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 contro... Leer más »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 (continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Leer más »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Leer más »