Posted on October 08,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The amateurs teach! Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 – NM Dana Mackenzie, from the ChessLectures series. The Game features the Tamarkin – Salinkovic Nasau, 2006 Dana analyses “The 2 Knights’ Defense” when Tamarkin plays 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 d5 (The Modern Variation – sometimes called “The Nimzo 2 Knights”). White’s 6.Bb5, intending Bxc6 and then a blockade on the dark squares. 6…Bd7 is then examined and Dana is keen to mention that 6…Bc5 is the[…]
Posted on October 07,2014 By GM Sergey Kasparov in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. While chess players with an ELO-rating of more than 2600 can choose other business or entertainment, for others Sergey Kasparov will speak on opposite castlings in this three-part series. I can’t tell it’s an common occurrence, but from time to time, depending on the opening line, positions with opposite castlings arise in chess games. Such situations must be most favorable to aggressive-style players, but we all must be aware of the playing prin[…]
Posted on October 06,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. True Defense makes a Champion! GM Maxim Dlugy shows us a game versus the top woman’s player in the USA: Goletiani. The opening starts out as an offbeat g3 system, and Dlugy finds himself in a position that requires good defense and shows us important elements needed to defend like a super grandmaster. When down a pawn, Dlugy looks to ruin his opponent’s Pawn Structure to reduce their winning chances. Dlugy shows that drawing chances are high in a[…]
Posted on October 03,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Trompowsky Tamed! Andy starts out giving us an overview of the ‘Annoying d-Pawn Openings’ and classifies them as Tropowsky, Torres, Stonewall, Colle, London System and the Veresov Attack. Starting with ‘The Trompowsky’, Andy examines the 2.Bg5 fearsome weapon and gives a nice antidote to its venom by producing a weird French Defense style position based on 1.d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6! 3e4 h6! 4.Bxf6 when Black finds a way to use the two bishops and fend[…]
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