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 Endgame Study #12

Chess Problem # 9

The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. In the two-mover section as many... Read more


It’s Your Move #16

“I can’t see you saving this game,” said the player with Black. “I’m a rook up already, and I’m going to get a second queen for good measure.” Read More


3 Student's Games Annotated by IM Renier Castellanos E-mail
Written by IM Renier Castellanos   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

student gamesIn today's article IM Renier Castallanos will analyze 3 tournament games played by one of our students Rebuen Salimu (1960 FIDE). He has successfully completed both our 21 Days to Supercharge Your Chess: The Complete Training Program and Dominate Rook Endgames with GM Alexander Ipatov significantly improving his game. He wants to take his chess even further and that's why it is crucial to know what else needs to be improved in this stage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:46
14 Openings Every Chess Player Must Know E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

14 openings you must know In today's article we will take a look at the 14 most important chess openings that chess players of all levels must know how to play. Many of the examples discussed here were used by the strongest players or the past and present to win world championship matches and 22nd category tournaments. That doesn't mean however that you have to be Kasparov to play the Queen's Gambit, or Kramnik to play the Catalan. By following through the examples you will be able to play these openings well, regardless of your current level.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:54
Fighting Against the Caro Kann Defense with 4.h4!? E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

caro-kannThe Caro Kann Defense is well known for being a solid defense against white's 1.e4. For many years, it had a reputation of being a passive opening, suitable for a player who is happy playing for a draw. Nothing more distant from the truth!

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 09:32
Finding Bobby Fischer: Review Part I E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 00:00

bobby fischerI have a “grouse” against New in Chess House, the publishers of this book. I bought a hard copy when it was first published two decades ago, and for me it’s still a collector’s item.

All these years I didn’t expect it to become available to everyone and that’s just what has happened. So I can no longer claim it’s my proud possession alone.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 21:39
Typical Sacrifices in Sicilian: The Piece Sacrifice on d5 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Monday, 24 August 2015 00:00

sacrifice sicilianThe Sicilian Defence is known as one of the most aggressive openings. There are many forced lines that both sides usually need to know by heart and it’s not unusual to see black’s king left in the center. In most of the lines, both sides are eyeing the enemy king and tactical blows are very common.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 09:49
3 Best Games of the Week - 15 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00

cheparinovFirst game we have analyzed for the 15th edition of Three Best Games in TheChessWorld was played in the Turkish Team Championship between the Bulgarian number two (after Topalov) Ivan Cheparinov and Wesley So.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:52
The 3...Qa5 Scandinavian: Play it Safely and Aggressively E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

scandinavianFor every 1.e4 player, the Scandinavian has always been an awkward defense to meet. Not because it is especially dangerous for white, but because the mainlines in which white is meant to obtain a theoretical advantage are quite complicated and difficult to remember. Being a defense seldom seen in practice, it makes it even more difficult to try the current theory.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:28
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