The Sicilian Najdorf Defense

Posted on January 23,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The Sicilian Defense is the biggest and most complex setup of all chess openings. It is a semi-open playing system, in which Black tries to avoid the classic playing manner for equalizing the game and immediately starts an uncompromising fight for initiative. From the first moves, we get unbalanced pawn structures and very dynamic positions. The Sicilian Defense is separated into numerous sub-variations like the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov, Paulsen[…]

King’s Indian for Black – IM David Vigorito

Posted on January 22,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Tune in to the King’s Indian Defense! In this DVD David examines The King’s Indian for Black, Saemisch variation. He gives a basic overview of all Black’s 6th moves choices, the Saemisch c5 Pawn Gambit, then emphasis is given to Black setups of 8…c6 and 9..a6. The featured game sees a king side castling versus a queen side-king side castle middlegame. David promotes methods for Black and gives a tough test for some of the latest recommendation[…]

Do Not Play on Auto-Pilot in the Opening!

Posted on January 21,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The opening is an important part of chess. If you are able to play a strong opening then you can expect to have a good position going into the middlegame. Sometimes though, players get in the habit of memorizing a lot of opening moves and do not learn the reason behind what they are doing. They do not realize that they may be missing chances that their opponents give them when their opponent makes a move that is different from those the player me[…]

Use “IMPLODeS” to Make Plans in Chess

Posted on January 20,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. When we find ourselves in a position where there are no tactical shots, no forcing moves that work and no combinations to consider, what should our thought process be? Well, at that point we should be looking to make a plan. Having a plan in chess is essential to playing a strong game. If we do not have a reason behind the moves we make on the board, then we need to seriously evaluate ourselves and figure out why this is the case. But what can he[…] 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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