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  • Coach Dejan Explains

    Sometimes the best way to learn is over the board, sitting across from your teacher and analyzing a recent match. GM Dejan Bojkov has had many students excel greatly under his watch. In this series, you'll get to learn vicariously through Coach De... | Leer más

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Leer más

  • The Pirc Defense

    The Pirc Defense is still relatively unexplored for a major opening system. Both White and Black may avail themselves of many different approaches to the opening, and we have two outstanding grandmasters here to provide you with ideas on both side... | Leer más

  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Leer más

  • 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 Beginner Perks of the Pirc

      In 2005 I was going to my first couple of chess tournaments. I never played in USCF as a kid, only as casual games with friends (I won my middle school tournament 6-0 by using the scholar's mate 6 times!) Now after college I just wanted to engage ... | Leer más

    • Game Analysis #15 - Pirc Defense

      Time Control : 60|60 This was played against FM Santagati in a simul, he was playing on 16 boards at the same time. | Leer más

      • Patzer8000
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    • Game Analysis #1 - Pirc Defense

      Time Control: 30|30 | Leer más

      • Patzer8000
      • | 31 mar. 2016
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    • Dunst opening

      1...d5 This is one of Black's best replies, occupying the center and underscoring the unsettled position of White's knight. White can prevent 2...d4 by playing 2.d4 himself, but he then obtains a somewhat inflexible position in the Queen's Pawn G... | Leer más

      • Dinesh_rama
      • | 29 feb. 2016
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    • One way to dismantle a pirc defense

      When you play the kings gambit. Black have many ways to defend it self. Often when you play this gambit, this is how the pieces would be placed. The best way for black to defend against kings gambit, is to use either french, Sicilian or pirc.A... | Leer más

      • hermanshire
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Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

    • 15 lecturas
    • | 15 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 »

  • Dutch Defense

    • 5 lecturas
    • | 5 lecturas

    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Leer más »

  • Old Indian Defense

    • 5 lecturas
    • | 5 lecturas

    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 »

  • Wade Defense

    • 6 lecturas
    • | 6 lecturas

    The Wade Defence is a chess opening characterised by the initial moves: 1. d4 d62. Nf3 Bg4The position can also arise from the move order 1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Bg4. The opening is named after British IM Bob Wade[1] (1921–2008), originall... Leer más »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Leer más »