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How the Passed Pawn Can Improve Your Skills in Chess

Today I have decided to write about a strategy that I use extremely often and it can significantly increase your winning ratio. The goal of this article is to show you how to use the passed pawn in a way that you will easily understand. Many times in games of chess you will get into positions that advancing a pawn in …

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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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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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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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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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The Essence Behind French Defense in Chess

A lot of online articles have been published on French defense and the amount of information given to readers is immense. However, my feeling is that the essence deep inside this issue has not been revealed. In spite that this issue has been presented in many different ways, I have tried to provide guidance on the way of thinking in order …