The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White – IM Attila Turzo

3 Basic Principles of the Opening Development

Posted on November 11,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. Development is the process of bringing pieces into the game from their initial positions. It is very important to develop the pieces quickly. A player who gets development advantage may start a quick attack using his numerical superiority of developed units. Bring Your Pieces into Play Planning the middle game too early and making premature attacks without sufficient preparation is a common mistake of young players. Remember: first of all bring a[…]

The Schliemann Gambit – GM Sam Shankland

Posted on November 10,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. GM Sam Shankland GM Sam Shankland, one of the best players in the United States, teaches us how to play the Schliemann Gambit. With his deep chess understanding and vast knowledge of this gambit, he creates a repertoire that can help the player deal with all the important lines of this opening, which has been played by great masters like Polgar, Nimzowitsch and even Karpov. In this exclusive preview brought to you by OnlineChessLessons.NET, GM Sa[…]

Using the Skills of the Rook

Posted on November 07,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The rook is a very powerful piece with as large a range as the bishop, but it is even stronger because of the possibility to access to any square of any color. The rook moves horizontally or vertically through any number of unoccupied squares. Its relative value is equal to five pawns, and a pair of Rooks are more or less equal to the queen. Any final preference always depends to the position. If the queen is supported with minor pieces and leads[…]

Playing With Isolated Pawns in the Game

Posted on November 06,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. A pawn is isolated if it does not have friendly pawns on the adjacent files. Strategically, an isolated pawn is a weakness. It can’t be defended by other pawns and always needs high attention. We are forced to protect the isolated pawn with our pieces and they become restricted while the opponent can place his forces comfortably. Another problem of the isolated pawn is the square in front of the pawn, which may become a great place for the oppone[…] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.

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