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The sicilian Dragon is one of the most complex lines of the Sicilian Defense. Black aims for a sharp, aggressive play and puts white under pressure right from the start. It is a line full of tactical ideas, perfect for those who want to play for a win with the black pieces. There are many […]
Is chess a Sport? The old debate. Chess has officially been recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since the year 2000. Despite that, opinions are still divided. Some people agree that it should be considered a sport, while others think otherwise. Both sides bring valid arguments, but let’s start with the beginning.
Chess notation is the language of chess and you will eventually need to learn it if you want to continue down this road and make your journey easier. One of the first things you learn when starting out is how to read each square. Each of the 64 squares has a unique name and you […]
Chessboard is a battlefield where all of this happens: Chess is a fascinating game, full of possibilities. The two armies – the white and the black one – put up impressive battles. Some of them are long and full of strategy where one of them is conquering territory after territory. Others are pure fire and […]
Ulf Andersson is one of the legends of our game. At his peak, he has reached number 4 on the rating list. He is famous for his great positional style and his strategic masterpieces. He contributed greatly to developing the theory in the Hedgehog line of the Sicilian, with both colors. This is one of […]
Bobby Fischer, an icon of our sport, is perhaps one of the most studied chess players. Robert James Fischer called Bobby is famous for his universal playing style, excellent endgame technique, and his great contributions to chess in the form of chess writings, new ideas in a number of openings, and a new variant of […]
English Opening: Finding the right opening for you is a complicated and time-consuming process. You need to be objective, know yourself very well, and try to find positions that will suit your style. If you are still looking to build a repertoire with white, but are not sure which opening would suit you best, we […]
Double Fianchetto System: These days engines have become a chess player’s best friend. Its influence is mostly felt in the opening phase, where every line is analyzed in detail and everybody, regardless of their level, knows a fair amount of theory. If you want to avoid in-depth preparation, it is a good idea to add […]
Openings: A beginner may easily feel overwhelmed when facing the choice of what to play at the beginning of the game. There are so many openings, so much theory! What is he or she supposed to do? What are the best openings for beginners?
Chess Strategy and Tactics are two big parts of this game. There are games that can be classified as positional and games where the tactical, attacking ideas dominate. However, most of the time, the two go hand in hand, and a game that had a slow, quiet start, could finish with a beautiful sacrifice. In […]