Chess Special – 5 Classes for only $20 each. EXTENDED till New Years!
Posted on December 4, 2011 by William in Non-Chess related
The holidays are around the corner and I wanted to make an exciting announcement that from now until Christmas New Years I’m offering a huge discount on my classes. You can buy a package of 5 classes for only $25 per class $20 per class. This means I’m taking a whopping 30% off 40% off my regular $36 class-to-class rate. I will be making these classes transferable so you can use them for yourself or […]

Chess Mistakes: Not Winning Won Positions?

Posted on December 30, 2011 by William in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles

This is a common problem that has plagued chess players since the game was invented. There is nothing more frustrating than playing the opening very well, continuing to press in the middlegame, and watching the win slip through your fingers. After you shake hands with your weasel opponent who got “lucky” enough to slip away with a draw from such a terrible position, you can’t stop beating yourself up for not finishing the drill. Many […]

ICC Blitz Chess – Benoni Defense
Posted on December 28, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess
White opens with d4 and I decided to respond with the Benoni Defense. This game exemplifies many of the most important concepts in the Benoni Defense, as white gains a slight space and positional advantage in the opening and black must rapidly fight hard for activity. I decided to employ a plan that I had seen in a few of Bobby Fischer’s games, involving 13. …g5!? and 14. …Ne5 – trying to establish a bind […]

Beating The Scandinavian Defense – Beginner Chess Openings
Posted on December 28, 2011 by William in Beginner’s Corner, Chess Openings, Strategy & Game Review
The Scandinavian Defense is a common beginner chess opening, allowing black to immediately challenge white’s center and activate his queen. However, I believe white is able to generate very dangerous threats very early in the opening if he plays very actively and with a clear plan. In this article I will be examining the main line of the Scandinavian Defense with 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5. There are other principal continuations […]

Reggio Emilia 2011/12: Star-Studded Super-Tournament
Posted on December 27, 2011 by William in Tournament Updates
The 54th “Torneo di Capodanno” chess tournament is being held in Reggio Emilia, Italy and starts on December 27th 2011, ending on January 6, 2012. The organizers of the Reggio Emilia 2011 chess tournament have done an incredible job of putting together an all-star line up of 2700+ FIDE players: Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich, Hikaru Nakamura, Nikita Vitiugov, Fabiano Caruana, and Anish Giri. Just one week before the tournament began, last year’s winner Vugar Gashimov […] – Chess Videos, News, and more!
Posted on December 26, 2011 by William in General Chess Articles is one of the few chess websites that does just about everything: chess videos, news, analysis, and a popular chess playing server. GM Simon Williams handles the majority of content production at, and has a true knack for publishing clear and engaging videos on extremely complicated openings. I particularly enjoyed Williams’ series on the Dragon, the Dutch, and the Dragadorf (an interesting hybrid system that combines ideas from the Dragon and the Najdorf). […]

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