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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Czytaj więcej

  • Memorializing Alekhine in Style

    It’s been several decades since the last time Paris has been the site of a top-tier chess tournament. The French city of Lyon played host to Kasparov’s title defense match against Karpov in 1990, but other than that, nobody here can se... | Czytaj więcej

  • A rare Continuation in French Opening

    Some time ago I showed a game where I got the initiative in the early middle game: Very nice! you may think, but why mentioning it again? Well,... | Czytaj więcej

  • Chess Olympiad 2012: Spirit of Champions

    In Part II I described a rather tough period for our team: we made three draws. This allowed China to take the lead by one match point. What could we hope for? Win all our matches, while China loses at least a point? This scenario was not very lik... | Czytaj więcej

  • Study Plan: Beyond the Basics!

    Target Skill Range: Total Beginner (Rated 0-1000) Improve your chess and learn how to better use! Activities: Review the Rules Play Your First Live Games Solve Three Tactics Problems - Using "Tactics Trainer" Start a Turn-ba... | Czytaj więcej

    • SO CLOSE (help me!)

      Hi! The noob here. Over on my youtube channel I've posted a video in which I just can not deliver checkmate (I'm talking about the second game, which starts at minute 8). Can you help me please? If so, this link will take you to the video, thank... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 23.11.2015
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    • CAN'T FINISH THE JOB (help me!)

      Hi! The noob here. Over on my youtube channel I've posted a video in which I just can not deliver checkmate. Can you help me please? If so, this link will take you to the video: If you're new to all... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 19.11.2015
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    • IGNORE THE THREATS (Chess Analysis)

      Hi! Over on my youtube channel I've posted the very first video of the Chess Analyses series. In this series I will show through an analysis some of the most fun games I've had in live and turn-based chess (one per video)  This is only for ente... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 16.11.2015
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    • The Showdown: Nakamura vs. Caruana

      For many years, Hikaru Nakamura has been the undisputed highest ranked player in the country. He’s the reigning US Champion and has won the championship four times total. He’s had the highest FIDE and US Chess ratings of any American since 2... | Czytaj więcej

    • THE BEST MAN (helped me improve)

      Hello!  The noob here. Since the launch of my youtube channel I haven't really gotten any huge feedback... until today. You see, the main goal with the channel was not to get a million views, but to get even only one person to comment on my game... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 09.11.2015
      • | 367 odsłon
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Video Lessons

  • Fried Liver Attack

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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... Czytaj więcej »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. Czytaj więcej »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • Przeczytano 1561 razy
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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 ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Czytaj więcej »