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More Than The Basics About Nimzo-Indian Defense

Nimzo-Indian Defense is probably one of the best chess openings that players use. Aron Nimzowitsch worked on and researched in depth this opening (since 1920) and it is fair enough that took his name in the repertoire of the top chess players worldwide. It’s amazing that the popularity of this opening has increased over time and all the great players …

Sergey Karjakin, the most promising player in Blitz and Rapid Chess

If someone asked me which player could dominate in chess on the next decade then, I would definitely mention Sergey Karjakin. Currently, he is one of the quickest Grandmasters in the world. Winning the first position in Blitz Tal Memorial, in Moscow (10 points in 14 games), is a solid evidence on that, while, in Rapid, he was second after …

Levon Aronian and his Spectacular Style of Playing Chess

If you have studied many games of chess then, you should have studied some games played by Levon Aronian. The Armenian Grandmaster has many admirers around the world. What is that distinguishes him from his opponents? His elegant quality during his games, not only in victory but in defeat as well. His chess skills and fighting spirit is obvious and …

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A Guide to Pirc Defense

I have been playing chess for decades and one of my favorite chess openings is Pirc defense. I have won many games using this opening and I decided to talk about it. You might have heard this opening with a different name like Yugoslav Defense or Ufimtsev Defence. Anyway, I think Pirc defense is an opening that you should study. …

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How to Win Using Queen’s Gambit Accepted

This article is the second part of the analysis on the Queen’s Gambit. On the first one, I wrote about Queen’s Gambit Declined. On this article, I will write about the Queen’s Gambit Accepted which is one of the oldest and most solid openings in all of chess.  Players like Tal, Rubinstein, Karpov and the great Garry Kasparov used this …

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How to Win Using the Queen’s Gambit Declined

When I play chess, I like to make an aggressive chess opening and one of my favorite openings is the Queen’s Gambit. However, this topic is extremely big and I decided to talk about only the Queen’s Gambit Declined in this article. The second part of this article is the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. Great chess players, at international level, such …

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A Guide to Caro-Kann Defense in Chess

One of the most important openings in chess is the Caro-Kann opening. Caro-Kann defense is played for more than a century and it is named after the great players Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann. Despite the fact that this opening is old, many great players are still using this strategy. So, it’s obvious that this opening is very effective and …

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Scholar’s Mate, The Way to Win in Chess in 4 Moves

Chess is a game that makes you feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of possible moves. If you are new to the game, that many possibilities make you feel extremely uncertain about winning a game of chess. In most games, after each player has made about thirty moves, one of them emerges victorious. However, if one of the players …