10 reasons to play modern defense in blitz

10 Reasons to Play Modern Defense in Blitz

The Modern Defense, starting with 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7, follows any other hypermodern openings and is highly provocative and dynamic—as much as an opening can get. Black fianchetto…

how to play 1 e4 in rapid and blitz

How to Play 1.e4 in Rapid and Blitz?

When you are playing a rapid or a blitz game, the idea should be to put pressure on your opponent, both in the position and on his clock! That means…

10 reasons to solve chess puzzles daily

10 Reasons to Solve Chess Puzzles Daily

As in any other sport, hard training is always the key to improving your level. If you want to become a better player, you need to get your chessboard out,…

understanding chess with grandmaster illia nyzhnyk part 1

Understanding Chess with Grandmaster Illia Nyzhnyk – Part 1

Hello everybody, and welcome to the “Understanding Chess with Grandmaster Illia Nyzhnyk”, a series of short chess articles. My goal for these articles is to show you fundamental chess principles…

destroying the castle with fm zaur tekeyev tcw academy

Destroying the Castle with FM Zaur Tekeyev [TCW Academy]

“Castling is safe. Castle early while you still can.” Isn’t that what everyone says? Guess what – they are WRONG! Take a look at how Kasparov destroys Mephisto (the computer…

5 top chess principles according to anatoly karpov

5 Top Chess Principles According to Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov is one of the greatest chess players of all time. He became the 12th World Champion in 1975 and held this title until 1985. In 1993, he became…

webster universitys official college chess records

Webster University’s Official College Chess Records

We are beginning our 9th season at Webster University. This team has maintained the #1 ranking for over 430 consecutive weeks, as well as winning 7 PanAm InterCollegiate Championships and…

more special endgame

More Special Endgame!

White to move! How should white proceed? Please write out the plan for white, and not just 1-2 moves.

new year endgame improvement

New Year Endgame Improvement!

This was a game between Dubov, Daniil (RUS) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA) Black to move! What is the correct plan? Write it out please!

endgame improvement

Endgame Improvement

Black to move. How should black proceed? Please do not post a 1-2 move answer. Work it out. This was a game which took place in round 5 of 2020…