Stopping the Sicilian Defense – Sack to Win! Live Blitz
Posted on February 13, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess
I opened with white and my opponent employed the Kan Variation of the Sicilian Defense, going for early queenside expansion with 6. …b5. I decided to fianchetto and castle early while black developed on the queenside, enabling me to use a typical sacrifice in this line with 11. Nd5!? Black was unable to cope with the complications and dropped a piece. Follow William for fresh daily updates: Follow @OnlineChessLess Chess Master Will Stewart specializes in […]

Beginner Chess Openings: Beating the Grunfeld Defense
Posted on February 13, 2012 by GM Ron W Henley in General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
[D70] Anti-Grunfeld 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3!? The “Anti Gruenfeld” is an interesting practical weapon, but from a theoretical point of view Black should have adequate resources. 3. …d5 Played like a true Gruenfeld devotee. Alternatives are: a) 3. …c5 4.d5 b5 leads to the “f3 variation” of the Benko Gambit after 5.cxb5 a6 6.e4 etc. b) 3. …Bg7 4.e4 0–0 5. Nc3 and White has reached a Saemisch variation of the […]

How to Hold Out Against Superior Force?
Posted on February 12, 2012 by iPlayooChess in General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
It’s a fact of life we can’t win every battle. Sometimes we find ourselves in a precarious situation. Confronted with a superior enemy, our survival instinct begins to look for ways out. We defend to hold the position. Sometimes against heavy odds. What we need at those moments is a weapon to frustrate the victory of the stronger side in the conflict and secure a draw. Fight for a draw There are several ways of […]

Chess event – 1,000 bullet games for Breast Cancer foundation
Posted on February 11, 2012 by chesscreator in General Chess Articles
What is this chess event all about? On 17 Feb 12 at 6pm EST (c. midnight CET) , something amazing is happening in the world of online chess. One man, Bryan Bailey, a 20-year old student at University of Maryland, is planning to play 1,000 consecutive 1-minute bullet games – to raise money for, and awareness of, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event will be streamed live, via and, if every game lasts […]

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