chess opening basics the philidor defense

Chess Opening Basics: The Philidor Defense

What is the Philidor Defense? The Philidor Defense arises after the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 Black reacts to the threat against the e-pawn by defending it with another pawn….

steamrolling the king

Steamrolling the king

Steamrolling the king | ChessBase   by ChessBase 6/15/2021 – There are sacs, and there are sacs. This turn of phrase that suggests not all are the same could not…

tales from the club 2

Tales from the Club (2)

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.”Blaise Pascal Last week we had the level 4 (rating range 1,100 to 1,400) graduation exam. It was the first time when we did…

kings indian checkmates

King’s Indian Checkmates

Michael Stean – Ole Christian MoenOslo, 1981Black to play It is unwise to ignore Black’s dark-squared bishop in the King’s Indian, but here is an example in which the second player declines…

wrong books 4 chess for kids

Wrong Books (4): Chess for Kids

There are several books with this title, but the one I had in mind in this episode of my occasional series concerning books which are often bought by the wrong…

malcolm pein oncoming back from the brink

Malcolm Pein on…Coming Back From The Brink

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International…

kasparov and anand to play in croatian leg of the grand chess tour

Kasparov and Anand to play in Croatian leg of the Grand Chess Tour

Kasparov and Anand to play in Croatian leg of the Grand Chess Tour | ChessBase   by ChessBase 6/12/2021 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the field for…

superbet exciting round leaves grischuk and mamedyarov in the lead

Superbet: Exciting round leaves Grischuk and Mamedyarov in the lead

Superbet: Exciting round leaves Grischuk and Mamedyarov in the lead | ChessBase   by André Schulz 6/12/2021 – After the rest day some of the players in the Superbet Chess…

malcolm pein oncarlsens path to the final

Malcolm Pein on…Carlsen’s Path to the Final

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International…

a foundation for beginners twenty two

A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Two

This week, we are going to start delving into the world of tactics. You have probably heard the world tactics used in unison with the word strategy, as in the…