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August 5, 2017 • Featured, Features127

Question Your Way to Rating 1000

By Xiao Cheng Chess is a complex game and it takes many games to become a stronger player. However, for a new player to improve, what is the best place to start?   Whether at home training or playing at...

Ben and Deepak foto

August 1, 2017 • Chess Clubs, Featured, Features390

New Chess Center Opens September 9, 2017

By Karen Boyd Photo above:  GM Ben Finegold and Deepak Aaron play a friendly game while The Usual Suspects look on.    There’s a new kid on the block in the thriving metro-Atlanta chess community:...

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August 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board481

Review: The Modern Pirc, by Viktor Bologan

By Davide Nastasio Bologan begins with a statement which impressed me because I didn’t consider the Pirc a good opening played for winning.  He says he has played hundreds of classical games with it. I...

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August 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board345

Review: King’s Indian: A Modern Approach, by Viktor Bologan

By Davide Nastasio I got this DVD because Bologan just published an impressive book on the King’s Indian.     Unfortunately, at the speed I’m reading these chess books, I’ll only be...

Teacher's Games

August 1, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board140

Endgame Fundamentals: Teacher’s Games

By Donny Gray One of the things I do for my students is analyze their tournament games.  It is a great way to help them improve, not only in their ending play, but in their opening and middlegame as well....

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July 6, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board812

Review: Understanding the Sicilian, by Mikhail Golubev

Gambit Publications 2017, 240 pages By Davide Nastasio I would love to play the Sicilian as Black.  I tried some DVDs to learn the Najdorf, but after more than a month watching the DVD I was nowhere near able...

Fashionable Caro-Kann

July 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board566

Review: The Fashionable Caro Kann Vol. 1 and Vol. 2,...

Chessbase 2017 By Davide Nastasio India is becoming the new chess Mecca! This is simply a fact.  There are a lot of young players, quite smart, quite motivated, and whenever they go around the world they win...

Carlsen blunder

July 1, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board230

Endgame Fundamentals: Worst Move On The Board

By Donny Gray In the chess world we call a horrible move a “blunder.”  If you have played chess for very long, you know that for some unexplained reason you sometimes make the absolutely worst...

Albert Liang

June 18, 2017 • Featured, Features, News563

Board Vision: A Conversation With NM Albert Liang

By Michael Muzquiz When it comes to barbecues, I love a good skewer.  I’ll make a good kebab with chicken, shrimp, vegetables — delicious!  However, when it comes to playing chess against NM...

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June 2, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1215

Review: Bologan’s King’s Indian – A modern repertoire for Black

New In Chess 2017 448 pages By Davide Nastasio When I switched from a 1.e4 to 1.d4 player, I must admit I felt the biggest pressure when I played against someone who was adopting a King’s Indian setup...

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June 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board701

Review: Training with Moska – Practical Chess Exercises: Tactics, Strategy,...

New in Chess, 2017 349 pages By Davide Nastasio When I began to read this book, it seemed to me to be a new Fundamentals, the exceptional book written by Capablanca, which every chess player should read at...

51-B

June 1, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board251

Endgame Fundamentals: Rule of the Square

By Donny Gray Back in the 1700s, the famous chess player Philidor said that pawns were the soul of chess. This is extremely accurate on many levels. If you have a bad pawn structure, you will most assuredly...

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