Piece Activity Trumps Material in the Endgame

Posted on March 03,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles. Is material the most important thing in chess? Well, of course it is very important. Having extra material in a position is usually a long-term advantage that we could take advantage of later in a game, as it gets closer to the endgame. But, what if we have a terrible position in every other factor except for possibly being up a little bit of material? In that case, having a material advantage would not really be beneficial. The opposite of this[…]

Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation Pawn Structure

Posted on February 27,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The Ruy Lopez is known as one of the longest-living openings in the history of chess. Players from all generations have played the Ruy Lopez and it is known to be incredibly solid and very difficult to defeat. One line that can arise from this opening is the “exchange variation”. This variation is sometimes used by lower-rated players who want to create doubled pawns for their opponent as quickly as possible. The variation starts with the moves 1[…]

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Posted on February 26,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in Non-Chess related, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Great news! Earlier today I had a call with GM Igor Smirnov and he was nice enough to give us $53.30 in premium lectures completely free to our readers. At the end of this post I’ll tell you how to get these 2 webinars completely free, but first I wanted to give you guys another exciting announcement, for the next 7 days we are giving you 50% off all Smirnov products. This is an exciting opportunity to get those Smirnov products you wanted, at an[…]

Easy Way to Beat The Pirc Modern Defense – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

Posted on February 26,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. A set-up to crush the Pirc Modern Defense! In the video “Easy Way to Beat The Pirc Modern Defense” by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, we see a way to set-up our pieces when Black plays the Pirc Modern Defense. With this set-up, we achieve a strong position that has many ways to cause Black problems. Even if Black plays solidly and doesn’t make any mistakes, White is able to get a small but clear advantage with the piece set-up that we are shown. The s[…]

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