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  • Sicilian-phobia Part Four - Alapin Variation

    According to the Gameknot database, the Alapin Variation is the third most popular reply to the Sicilian. Many top grandmasters have used sometimes during their chess playing career - giving Alapin a reputation of solid, and highly respectable. I... | Czytaj więcej

  • Sicilian-phobia Part Three - Open Sicilian

    The Open Sicilian is the most popular response to 1...c5, with more than 287897 games played by players rated above 2000 according to Gameknot database. Obviously, white intend to open up the centre with d4, usually on move three, after 2.Nf3. Un... | Czytaj więcej

  • Sicilian-phobia Part Two - Closed Sicilian

    As the name suggests, players playing white (with the Closed Sicilian) does not intend to open up the centre with d4 in the near future. Instead, they usually play on the king-side first, then decide whether they want to open up the centre or not.... | Czytaj więcej

  • Me and Chess

    I am writing this really just to talk about my experiances with chess. It's pretty much a biography, but an interesting story. To start, my love of chess didn't really catch on until I was 13. I knew how to play chess before then beca... | Czytaj więcej


    • Black's reply to e4

      How does Black reply to e4? Looking at statistics from a couple of databases of opening moves, one finds conflicting information. gameknot.com says one thing. 365chess.com says another.If we go by the statistics of which side won the game, it see... | Czytaj więcej

      • jamesing
      • | 20 maj 2014
      • | 305 odsłon
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    • finished the first half of rook endgames but moving on

      just a brief update - I started reading the practical guide to rook endings by Minov - it's pretty goodbut the first half is concepts and ideas - the second half is specific endgames - at this point i'm not inclined to go much further - I don't wa... | Czytaj więcej

      • whiskeytown
      • | 3 lut 2014
      • | 307 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Daily analysis, 2013-07-09

      Here is a game I played on GameKnot to check out their interface (pretty good, I was pleased).  I play black.   Post game thoughts: this game showed a few things I am sometimes unaware of the effect of my moves on my pawn structure and of th... | Czytaj więcej

      • gnuvince
      • | 9 lip 2013
      • | 330 odsłon
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    • Coming back again...

      I've been in-and-out of chess for most of the last decade. Most of that has been played out online on GameKnot and FICS. So now I'm checking out Chess.com. I haven't played much in the last 6-8 months and I am back remaking stupid mistakes. While ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Chess Databases

      I have listed below the best chess databases that I have found so far. If anyone has found others that they like please do send them in. The first group have opening explorers:   http://www.ficsgames.org/openings.html       http://www.36... | Czytaj więcej