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Ruy Lopez – Everything You Need to Know About the Spanish Opening in Chess

Ruy Lopez is one of the most popular openings in chess. Also known as the Spanish Opening, it’s one of the oldest openings in the game and many great players like Alekhine, Capablanca, Smyslov, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Shirov and Short included it in their repertoire. In this article, you will find the basic principles of this opening and the reason …

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Some of the Most Amazing Chess Games of Garry Kasparov

In the world of chess, Garry Kasparov is the most respected and admired player of all times. He has played historic games and my goal on this article is to show you some of those chess games of Garry Kasparov. Even people who don’t play chess know that he was the World Champion in chess. Therefore, he is the greatest iconic …

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Everything You Need to Know About Semi Slav and Slav Defense

Slav defense is a beautiful and durable opening that is important for any player to know. If you want to become better in chess you should study Slav and Semi Slav Defense in order to improve your aggression and make very good openings. Nowadays, many top players use Slav Defense and it’s one of the openings that I like to …

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King’s Gambit, one of the Most Old and Aggressive Chess Openings

The King’s Gambit is one of the most important openings a player should know. The reason is that this opening exposes many weaknesses on both sides and players are obligated to play aggressively if they want to win. So, if a person plays too safely then, from all aggressive chess openings, King’s Gambit is the ideal one to practice. King’s …

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Do Electronic Chess Computers Help in Learning Chess

In order to become a good player in chess you need to try hard and a lot of practice. During the early stages of my training in chess, I came against two basic difficulties. The players that I was playing against were not experienced enough to teach me new things in chess. Though I had spent a lot of time …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …