I have discussed a few famous chess traps previously (Legal Trap, Elephant Trap, Lasker Trap, Mortimer Trap). Today we will continue this topic with less known, but not-less-powerful traps that you can learn from and even use in your own games. Want to win your games quickly using some of those powerful chess traps? Here […]
In the current update on ChessPublishing.com chessbibliophile draws your attention to a rare discovery in Nimzo and a curious line in QGD-Ed.
In his last article chessbibliophile offered a review of the site ChessPublishing.com: From this month he would discuss selected opening updates from the site-Ed.
There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second. There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2-hour time control chess to make a living (they are called Grandmasters). You know there are chess databases that store many of the games […]
Here is another (last week I covered Elephant’s Trap) good trap to have in your arsenal. It is called Mortimer Trap. It occurs in the one of the most commonly played chess openings called Ruy Lopez. Black plays a passive move with its Knight in order to trick White to accept the pawn which would […]
Elephant Trap is the trap for White that occurs in a popular variation of Queen’s Gambit Declined. White pins the Black’s f6 knight and captures the d5 pawn not realizing that it’s actually them who blundered and about to lose a piece, and most likely a game. It is a ‘must to know’ trap to […]
Today we’ll talk about something different rather than Rook Endgames that I was covering lately. If not endgames, than what, you may ask? Right, we are going to talk about openings, which is something opposite to the endgames. Don’t get disappointed yet since I’m not going to cover the openings you know and play on […]
This article is a continuation of Rapid Chess Improvement: Evaluation of Positions, which covered the main things a chess player needs to work on in order to improve the game. Opening repertoire is a very tricky thing to work on. You do not want to spend too much time studying opening lines which you may […]
The Scotch Game received its name from a correspondence match in 1824 between Edinburgh and London. Popular in the 19th century, by 1900 the Scotch had lost favor among top players because it was thought to release the central tension too early and allow Black to equalize without difficulty. However, this opening is still very […]
It is named after the famous 18th century player François-André Danican Philidor, who advocated it as an alternative to the common 2…Nc6. Today it is known for being a solid, but rather passive, opening for black. It is rarely seen in top level play. Philidor’s main idea behind the move 2…d6 was of course to […]