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  • 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 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

    • Ruy Lopez. General. Classical Defense

      For those who like to begin the chess game with 1.e4, there inevitably arises a question - what to play against 1. ... e5. Of course, that depends on taste and style of play. For a long time upon 1.e4 e5, one of my favorites is the King's Gambit, ... | Leer más

      • schachfan1
      • | 17 ene. 2016
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    • The Pirc/Modern Defense

      Practice your Pirc Defense. | Leer más

      • famwitchess
      • | 26 dic. 2015
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    • Pirc Defense

       ピルツ・ディフェンスはやや珍しいが、黒にとっては十分に好ましい選択肢の一つ。  (誤って「パーク」と発音されることが英語圏でも多い) 1.e4 d6  この手がピルツ・ディ... | Leer más

      • metasta
      • | 10 nov. 2015
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    • Chess Congress 2015 (Rd. 7): Pirc Miniature

      First, let me say that I NEVER thought I'd get a miniature in a rated game. Frankly, I'm more likely to "miniatured" myself! After I'm done posting my games from the 2015 Washington Chess Congress, you'll realized that's why that's true! But, l... | Leer más

    • Contender Series 9

      Chess.com Online September 9, 2015 Match-Up Analysis VS X_PLAYER_J_X                                                          clarapca Players Chess Knowledge High                         ... | Leer más

Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    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 »

  • Fried Liver Attack

    • 25 lecturas
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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Leer más »

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 340 lecturas
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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

    • 318 lecturas
    • | 318 lecturas

      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 »

  • 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 »