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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

    • 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

      • Samantha212
      • | 15/03/2015
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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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    • 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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Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... 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 »