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  • Easy Variation vs the Alekhine Defense

    Hello everyone, what follows is a variation for sub 2000 players to easily get a good game against the Alekhine Defense (1. e4 Nf6?!). The 1. e4 Nf6 2. Bc4 line that I propose has some sentimental value with me because it was the opening I used i... | Read More

  • How To Play The Najdorf Old Main Line and the Poisoned Pawn

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  • The Importance of basics

    The importance of sticking to the basic principles is important in every field, Chess is no Exception. We will look into a short game where players become greedy, and starts focusing on gaining material advantage by compromising on the basics. | Read More

    • Nithin2601
    • | Aug 20, 2016
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  • Me vs MAGNUS 14!

    Hello everyone. I want to show you my exciting game against Magnus 14! At 14, Magnus was a GM with an approximate rating of 2450. It was a fair game, no moves back. Enjoy | Read More

  • How to play the Ruy Lopez

    There are many different lines unlike some other openings like the Scotch Game. Let me show you what to play after every single line that your opponent plays against you.Hope you will learn something. The thing that I like is going to be on the ma... | Read More

  • A small portion of the psychedelic chess

    One of the greatest features of chess blitz is that you can play something crazy, something that you would hardly ever play in the serious tournament game. It leads to very odd patterns, and sometimes this oddity shows up at the very start! Enjoy ... | Read More

  • And now? Theory or Intuition? E agora? Teoria ou Intuição?

    Hello friends, today we have a opportunity to think about a dilemma. Theory or Intuition? Who could bring the best possibilities to a victory? I have played a game today against an Indian player, wich was such respectable and brought some good co... | Read More

  • Top Three Moves Against the Scotch Game

    There are many different lines to play. Let me show you the Top Three Moves.   This is the 2nd Best Move and it goes to...   The Best Move is...... Now if you play against the Scotch you know what are the best moves. | Read More

  • We are the World

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Aug 20, 2016
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  • Enduring Freedom!

    We are the premier group on this site. We are just missing one thing! Y O U! JOIN so we can play chess while sipping coffee. If you don't wanna do that we can discuss life's greatest mysteries, or just about anything else you wish to do. We play t... | Read More

  • Your Games Analyzed: Unsound Sacrifice?

    Thus far, I have spent quite a few posts analyzing my own games. While I still plan to do this, I have decided to begin analyzing games for my readers as well. If you have a game that you would like analyzed, please send it to me, any time! Though... | Read More

    • ijgeoffrey
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • Hoover vs Wijetunge

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    • iwijetunge
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • Passion

    by HJS For what do you really have passion? Nobody succeeds at anything for which they do not have passion. Jesus was challenged by a man who was sent by the Pharisees to test Him, saying that the greatest command in the Bible is to "love the Lo... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • How to Make Watching Chess More Fun

    While I was eating a fish burrito for lunch (so So Cal), I got a text from a friend who is an 1800 USCF rated player himself. I had told him to check out the Sinquefield Cup coverage; that I had thought that it had a lot of very interesting games.... | Read More

  • Kostya at the 2016 Calgary International

    A few weeks ago I traveled to Calgary for the second time to play in the 2016 Calgary International, a nine-round open tournament with a strong turnout, held at the Calgary Chess Club. The tournament was organized and run well by Vlad Re... | Read More

  • How to play the Scotch Game

    The Scotch is a hard opening to play. I am going to show you a few different lines black might go for.                                                                                       Classical Li... | Read More

  • Easing into chess960 with start position #534

    Growing into chess960 from chess1 won't happen all at once. Some players might request training wheels.The method I've favored for the longest time is to except the rooks from randomization. If the rooks begin on the a- and h-files, the weird cast... | Read More

  • QGD Please Read!

    I played a game against my handheld chess computer in my quest to beat all the levels playing as black. And this opening was one of the recommended openings to start using just to begin with on RCA. Or somewhere like that. So lemme know what I did... | Read More

    • tornado81
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • Why not Qxg2? Onischuk and the poisoned pawn

    In my last post, I posted a game between Pavel Eljanov, seed 3 in the Chess.com IOM Tournament and Alexander Onischuk. In move 13, Onischuk, playing black, has his Queen on g4, and instead of taking the opportunity presented to capture Qxg2, he re... | Read More

  • Part 2 & 3 / Часть 2 и 3

    'The Cherry Orchard' - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Film by Anna Chernakova Photograph by Anton's brother, Alexander 1891 г. Reel Two         Reel Three   | Read More

    • onabike
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • Part 1 / Часть 1

    'The Cherry Orchard' - Anton Chekhov's (1860-1904) last play - opened in Moscow January 1904. Film by Anna Chernakova (with English in subtitles)   Photo Chekhov from 1902 г.   | Read More

    • onabike
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • LiLies

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  • When the KID goes Dutch

    Hello. In this blog post I will show you an interesting alternative to the Fianchetto Variation in the KID: the Dutch Leningrad. The former can be quite annoying to deal with, since White can exert pressure without taking real risks. In the latter... | Read More

  • September Signups are Open

    Signups are now open for our 3 round September League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, September 5.  New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be inc... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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  • Soko Chess Training

    I'm planning to post here my progress. Lessons etc. I've started play chess 1 month ago. :-)  | Read More

    • sokohilton
    • | Aug 19, 2016
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