Posted on September 26,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Fast Knight development! British FIDE Master Chris Dunworth, an expert in the Alekhine Defence, lets us in to the crazy Horse world of 1.e4 Nf6. Chris starts by showing us that allowing a massive center is okay, as Black can undermine it and still have a strong defensive position. Then he outlines the 3 main White responses before showing us basic ideas for both sides and the current theoretical status of each of the critical moves. The 4 Paw[…]
Posted on September 25,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The idea of chess prophylaxis is to destroy your opponent’s plans. Prophylactic moves are not specifically intended just for improving one’s position, but also for preventing the opponent from improving his own. “Do not always be thinking of attack! Moves that safeguard your position are often far more prudent.” – Aron Nimzowitsch. Very often, we get overexcited by our own plans and attacking ideas, and forget that the opponent also exists. This[…]
Posted on September 24,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. Tactical Problem Solving for 600-800 strength players. Beginners’ principles and suggested learning approaches are covered in this step-by-step chess training guide of Jesse’s lectures. Jesse gives some prime advice for beginners. Do not move too quickly – learn to relax into a position. Board Vision – see the entire board. Figure out what is going on – become obsessed with one move. Do not study openings – study the principles of opening play an[…]
Posted on September 22,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The annoying Bb5 against Sicilian Setups! This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! Lemos presents the following findings; 1. Overview of all Bb5 Systems versus the Sicilian 2. When to play Bxc6 and against which Systems 3. Tiviakov vs Salem is analyzed 3…d6 4. Bxc6 (unprovoked) 4. The maneuver Qe1 / Qh4 / f5 / Bh6 5. Qe1[…]
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