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1. 7 Devastating Opening Plays
(Articles/Openings)
... method 7. Double knights trap  ...
2. 3 Best Games of the Week - 48
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... order to close the center and try to dominate it with his knights. But Aronian found a very interesting positional exchange sacrifice that annihilated black’s active knight and left him with very passive ...
... Just as a quick reminder, it can be an advantage in the middlegame, when it can help the side who has it gain space and build an attack behind it. It can provide great outposts for the knights and there ...
... exchanges we can easily leave our opponent with a worse piece in the middlegame/ endgame. A good strategy is to seek for a superior tandem of pieces, for example to keep the knights in closed positions, ...
5. 10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... to recognize a winning chess patterns. In the example below one of the knights will fall. Black to move Ready to start winning at chess? Click here to start your training using the day-by-day ...
6. 6 Ways Chess Masters Think Differently
(Articles/General Information)
... about moving chess pieces incorrectly or castling while in check. What I’m referring to is breaking common knowledge rules like “not bringing out the queen too early”, “not developing bishops before knights” ...
7. 7 Chess Moves You Should Never Play
(Articles/General Information)
... delays castling and makes white’s pieces disorganized. Solution: don’t develop the queen early in the opening. Give priority to knights and bishops. Once that is done and the king is castled, you can ...
... that the rooks cooperate better with bishops, while the queen with knights; Piece activity. Of course, everything depends on the actual position here, but what we wanted to underline is ...
9. 6 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1400 Elo
(Articles/General Information)
... Then the knights and bishops are developed, probably the kings are castled. After those fundamental things are completed the players run out of useful moves and start playing some useless prophylactic ...
... Black will eventually have to give up his bishop for one of white’s knights and the position will turn into a sort of Caro Kan type in which black’s position is rock solid, although it is also a bit passive. ...
11. 7 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1800 Elo
(Articles/General Information)
... develop your knights, bishops, connect the rooks, to castle, putting the king into safety.  Don’t waste your valuable opening time making unnecessary moves, pointless checks, or moving the same pawn ...
12. Knight on The Rim is Not Always Dim!
(Articles/Middle Game)
The truth in chess is often very relative. As beginners we are taught that the knights should be developed to the center where they control a greater number of squares; this is a fact. Another lesson we ...
... of black's most standard reactions, a double fianchetto and developing the knights to e7 / d7. This is usually known as the “hippopotamus” setup. It is very solid, but white's space advantage guarantees ...
... Don't be. This idea is similar to what occurs in the four knights variation, for example, after: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Ready to start systematic training that actually works? Click here ...
... study the right types of positions. They study complicated, uncommon endgames such as the two knights vs. two bishops’ endings with unbalanced pawn structure or two minor pieces and few pawns vs. the Queen ...
16. Attacks on Diagonals
(Articles/Middle Game)
When talking about minor pieces, we have noticed that many times there is a tendency to prefer either the knight or the bishop. In general, beginners like to play with the knights because of their ability ...
17. Extraction of The King
(Articles/Middle Game)
... if he hadn’t yet castled, his knights were placed on central squares (e5 and e4) and the bishop on d3 was ready to join the action. Black wasn’t able to find all white’s threats and became the victim of ...
18. The Struggle for the Center
(Articles/Middle Game)
... game is Najer,E – Milov,V, a game that caused a great impression on me the first time I saw it. Black plays the modern defense “hippopotamus style”, with the knights on e7 and d7. Very soon in the game, ...
... systematic training that actually works? Click here to start your training using the day-by-day program. For the first example we have chosen a position in which two knights are better than the ...
... to transpose into some sort of reversed Scandinavian or a variation of Four Knights game, but you will be few tempi behind. You would be probably surprised to know that Magnus Carlsen successfully employed ...
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