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Win Today With the Nimzowitsch Defense

The Nimzowitsch Defense (1.e4 Nc6) is a surprising opening in many ways. This chess opening offers a robust defense to 1.e4, where you will often find yourself better prepared than…

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Vishy Anand – A Popular World Chess Champion

From 2007 until 2022, we’ve had two World Chess Champions – Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Despite losing the title of world chess champion in 2013, Vishy Anand remains one…

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Win Games With Powerful Pawns in Chess

Winning chess games requires harmony between your pieces and pawns. Harmony is one of the three essential elements that GM Irina Krush says make up a chess game – time…

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Boris Spassky: A New Style of Chess

Despite only holding the title of World Chess Champion for three years, Boris Spassky is regarded as possibly the most gifted of all Soviet chess players. Unlike many of his…

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Draws in Chess Can Be Your Safety Net

We all want to win our chess games, but sometimes draws in chess can help you earn a crucial half-point. If we make a mistake during the game, it is…

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Petrosian’s Powerful Positional Play Wins the Crown

Tigran Petrosian, like Tal, was a world chess champion who dealt with poor health throughout his life. However, the challenges he faced as a child helped him forge the strength…

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The Path Leading To Bobby Fischer’s Greatest Triumph

We all know about the famous world championship match that resulted in Bobby Fischer becoming World Champion, but many people do not know the incredible effort and high-quality play it…

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Learn Chess From Instructive Master Games

When we learn chess, we begin by learning the opening so that we know how to start our games. Then we progress to the middlegame and endgame phases. Many chess…

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Mikhail Tal: Master of Magic and Mayhem

When it comes to Mikhail Tal, one should not count the number of years in his life but focus on the amount of life he packed into those years. Tal…

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Learn the Secrets of Positional Play in Chess Today

There are a lot of rules in chess designed to aid us in mastering the game. Positional play in chess has rules you must first learn before breaking them. If…