Opening strategy refers to the specific moves and principles employed during the first few moves of a chess game, with the goal of gaining an early advantage or controlling key positions on the board. The first stage of a chess game is opening. It’s surprising how often good players find themselves in unfavorable positions within […]
Nimzo-Indian Defense is named after Aron Nimzowitsch, a Latvian chess grandmaster who was one of the leading players of the early 20th century. The Nimzo-Indian Defense was first played by Nimzowitsch in the 1920s, and it quickly became a popular opening among top-level players.
Want to be in control of your chess games? Want to create opportunities rather than passively reacting to whatever your opponent throws your way? One word. Initiative. That is the single thing you’ll need to be in the driver’s seat. Here are the 5 Steps to Gain Initiative in Chess.
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Imagine if there was a “magic” strategy that lets you win your games… The bad news is… there is no ONE strategy that could do all that (or at least I’m not aware of it). The good news is, there is the next best thing.
Knowing what you have to do in a position is the key to getting an advantage and even winning your games. Different positions require different approaches. You can’t attack in every position, just as well as you shouldn’t play quietly all the time. It is important to recognize how a position should be played and […]
If you want to play for a win with Black pieces, you should have fighting openings in your repertoire. Such openings keep the game tense and don’t allow White to trade many pieces early. It is also nice if it gives Black attacking possibilities. Against 1.d4, one of such openings is the Dutch Defense. With […]
Happy 2023! I knew I could make it through this year because of you. Thank you for your friendship! We recently ran a survey to identify the 3 biggest areas where club players need improvement the most. And based on 1546 responses here is what we found. Here it is.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I’m glad to announce a new Chess Tournament on our sister site ChessLance.com that we scheduled on January 2nd, 2023 at 11 AM EST! After all that Christmas hustle and bustle, family dinners, and maybe some nice travels and reunions with loved ones let’s get back to […]
Why study William Steinitz? One of the most effective ways to study chess is to analyze games of the best players. How do you choose a player to study from? It can be based on what you want to improve in chess. Usually, people recommend learning how to attack from such players as Tal and […]