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  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Leer más

  • Vishy Anand And The Semi-Slav Defense

    Like Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand became FIDE world champion by virtue of his victory in a world championship tournament -- this one held in Mexico City, 2007. However, the chess public, which has always tended to see the championship changi... | Leer más

  • Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    The World Youth Championship that took place in Greece last month was a great showcase of the best young chess players from all around the world. It also demonstrated the typical mistakes many young players make. While today we are going to... | Leer más

  • Veselin Topalov And The Najdorf Sicilian

    San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion. In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Leer más

  • Bobby Fischer And The King's Indian Defense

    After Boris Spassky came the most famous chess player ever: Bobby Fischer. Fischer was the world champion with the most limited and consistent opening repertoire. Indeed, Fischer had an attitude that there must be one correct way of playing in e... | Leer más


    • Chess Opening

      Aims of the opening[edit] Common aims in opening play[edit] Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Leer más

      • sachin951
      • | 2 feb. 2016
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    • What's Your Theory ??

      For this post I would like to talk about a game and some positions from one of my "traditional" games; what we Chess 960 players call Starting Position #518. (I know it had to happen sooner or later, right.) As we go along though, I would like t... | Leer más

      • WhipLash775
      • | 28 ene. 2016
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    • 2015 Slow Chess League Championship

      Hi all, I recently became a 2015 Slow Chess League Co-Champion along with Der-Schachspieler. Before showing my games from the tournament, I'd like to invite you to check out the Slow Chess League. For years I've been playing in the tournaments ... | Leer más

      • SJFG
      • | 26 ene. 2016
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    • Attack of the Youngsters: Benjamin Bok

      Check out the original post here!   For today’s article, I wanted to “introduce” a new grandmaster to chess^summit – which is something I haven’t done for a while. For those of you who have followed this blog since its conception back... | Leer más

    • Trudging Down the Road to Master

      Hi! This is my first blog post. I have no "official" FIDE or USCF rating. On Chess.com my Blitz rating is somewhere in the 1350s, I think. (But I'm a little bitter about that because only a few weeks ago I was around 1470. Sometime I play great; ... | Leer más

      • theosis101
      • | 14 ene. 2016
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  • I dare you to- SAC YOUR QUEENIE

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    Oh she's the most valuable piece alright!  That's what makes her so promising!  When you give up your queen (I don't reccomend it unless your playing me) You never know if it's a trap.  Leg'as mate was played by tow guys a little while back.  ... Leer más »

  • 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 »

  • Sicilian Defence

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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 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 »