Posted on December 10,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Non-Chess related, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. This week we’re giving away another premium DVD as well as doing 50% off all Empire Chess DVDs. I want to help you get better at chess and you can’t do everything on your own. You have to organize your training method and diversify your training materials – this is exactly what we have done with the Empire Chess DVD series. The holiday season is in full swing and this week we’re giving away the Empire Chess DVD “How Grandmasters refute gambits” b[…]

The Pawn Majority as a Strategic Element

Posted on December 09,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. Some pawn exchanges in the center normally lead to asymmetrical pawn structures – when opponents get pawn majorities (4 pawn against 3 of opponent, 3 against 2 and etc.) on different sides of the board. Pawn majority is a very important strategic element that may have a decisive impact on the result of the game. It is a kind of lighthouse, which is showing the direction where you could develop your play. In another words – a pawn majority can be[…]

Openings Overview a4, b4, g4, h4, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 – IM Bill Paschall & GM Jesse Kraai

Posted on December 08,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The king of all opening moves: 1.e4! Bill’s openings overview of 1.e4 explains the basic fundamentals that all beginners must know; he starts with the most popular responses and works through to the less popular. Bill is keen to group them in to four separate groups and explains what these groups are and the correct way of playing within that grouping. He emphasizes that there are always many options available, but at the same time he highlights […]

Playing the Last Round When Draw is Enough

Posted on December 04,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. This is a well-known situation in chess history, when one player needs just a draw to become a winner of the tournament, while his opponent needs a victory. We can see this on every level, starting from simple “open tournaments” and finishing with World Championship matches. Let’s imagine that you are a player who needs a draw or a win to take the first place. How should you built your playing strategy for that decisive game? It is much more diff[…] 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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