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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Leer más

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Leer más

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Leer más

  • Opening Failures And How to Avoid Them

    The member yoavb2 said: “I read your ‘How to Reassess Your Chess 4th’ but fail in the opening, which makes me start with a disadvantage. How can I fix it?” ANSWER:  I looked at several of your games (whil... | Leer más

  • Why Chess Players Blunder (Part 2)

    Part 1 of our previous instalment offered a theoretical framework for blunders. This second part suggests a way to combat impulsiveness and blunder-tendencies. Chess players are often encouraged to read chess books and watch DVDsto improvetheir ... | Leer más

    • The Cross Roads at Getting better at the game

      I have a choice whither to start to make chess a big part of my life or focus on other things that I have been neglecting.  I could do a little of both, however, I do not believe I will achieve what I would like to accomplish in chess if I go tha... | Leer más

      • Daybreak57
      • | 13 oct. 2016
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    • Austin Kids #71

      This past weekend I played in a tournament called Austin Kids #71. I played in the open section, where most players were rated between 1500 and 2200 (with a few exceptions). As it was only a three round tournament, I knew that it was not really ... | Leer más

    • Jim Morrison made me play 18. b3

      Lurking in my subconscious was The Doors hit song "Break on Through (To the Otherside) as I was faced with Black's amassing Queenside pawn majority.    Break on Through     Here I played 18. b3! which breaks down the Black Queenside paw... | Leer más

    • Libros de ajedrez

      Hola amigos/as, En esta entrada voy a presentar una selección de algunos libros de ajedrez que realmente me han ayudado mucho en mi progreso.En próximas entradas hablaré sobre otros,posiblemente será una selección más variada.Antes de nada,... | Leer más

      • P4Keen
      • | 1 sept. 2016
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    • A little background before starting to babble about chess

      Hi to everyone (or, most propably, no one) who will ever read my blog, i am Francesco form Italy. I would like to use this bloggin feature nicely offered by to write a bit about my approach to chess as an amateur, my progress, the views... | Leer más

      • BSSN-OK
      • | 29 ago. 2016
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  • Soltis, Andrew

    • 29 lecturas
    • | 29 lecturas

    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Leer más »

  • Danish Gambit

    • 16 lecturas
    • | 16 lecturas

    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Leer más »

  • Mark's Opening

    • 4 lecturas
    • | 4 lecturas

    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

    • 3 lecturas
    • | 3 lecturas

    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 »

  • Englund Gambit

    • 5 lecturas
    • | 5 lecturas

    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Leer más »