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French Winwawer Structure: One of the main weapons against 1.e4 is the French Defense (1…e6) and a very popular variation of this defense is the so-called Winawer Variation which arises after the moves: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 The positions arising from this variation usually yield a thick central pawn structure with white […]
Against 1. e4: Here in Part III, we will take a look at Black’s options against 1 e4. As we noted in Part I of our analysis, White generally manages to steer the game towards his preferred lines after most of Black’s defenses against 1 e4. Our task here is to see which of those […]
Grunfeld, one of the most popular defenses for black today against 1.d4, is employed by both top players and amateurs who like to play active and look for complications with the black pieces. Some of the strong players who have successfully used it are Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov (in the match […]
Opening Systems for Club Players for Black: In our previous article, we have given a selection of opening systems for white. Following the same pattern, we have thought of a few openings the club player can play with black. We have focused on systems that are solid and require less memorization than other purely theoretical […]
Improve Your Openings! Every chess player, of any level, is constantly trying to improve and show his best chess over the board. In order to successfully accomplish this, it is important to study all three phases of the game: opening, middlegame, and endgame.
Chess Theory: ChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. The focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines that you can use in practice-Ed.
There are three most important factors in chess that every player needs to take into account. These are material, space, and time. Most chess players know what the material is: pieces and pawns. Each of the pieces has a relative pawn value that can be assigned to it. For example, a minor piece is equal […]