Learn new chess openings and discover the main ideas of them. You mustn’t memorize the moves.

I will show you how to understand them learning the main concepts of each one.

Additionally, I will suggest you the proper chess openings you should play according to your level.

Of course, all the openings are playable but depending on the time you’ve got to study them and the rating that you’ve got, there are openings that have got more theory than others and are harder to learn them properly.

If you’ve got suggestions about openings you can write to me and I will do an article about them to explain the pros and the contras.

I think this section can be very useful to learn properly how to start in chess. I hope you like it.

French Defense


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French Defense

French Defense is a solid, strong, and interesting defense against Kingโ€™s Pawn. According to my databases, it is the third most popular line when White plays 1.e4 (only behind famous Sicilian and Double Kingโ€™s Pawn).

In move 1, Black just plays e6, clearing the line to develop the dark squares, Bishop. Apparently they do not care too much about the center and space. However, in the second move, Black is going to play d5 no matter what White plays, making sure they also have a pawn in the center.

 

Some theory and ideas

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5… Read more

English Opening


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English Opening

Would you like to know and play a different, but still very strong opening as White? Do you prefer to play positions less known and also less theoretical than the ones played in Kingโ€™s Pawn? If you do, then you are on the right site, because in this post we are going to learn and understand how to play English Opening.

We have English on the board when White plays 1.c4. This move is not directly developing any piece, but it is controlling the center, and if Black plays at some point d5, then White will be … Read more

Scandinavian Defense


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Scandinavian Defense

Would you like to play an aggressive and dynamic Defense against Kingโ€™s Pawn? Do you want to get away from the super well-known ways of Ruy Lopez or Italian and play something a little more surprising and different with Black pieces? If the answer to those questions is โ€œYesโ€, then you should definitely read this post, where we’ll be talking about Scandinavian Defense.

This time we are going to talk about Scandinavian Defense. It happens after the moves 1.e4 d5!

Blackโ€™s move is aggressively fighting for the center from the very beginning. Of course, this idea is not … Read more

The Top 10 Best Chess Openings for Beginners


Top 10 Best Chess Openings for Beginners

The Top 10 Best Chess Openings for Beginners

Which are the best chess openings for beginners? What is the best way to play in the opening? Probably you have thought about these questions before.

In this post we prepared a list of the Top 10 Best Chess Openings for Beginners, always trying to pick openings with at least some of these characteristics: they are easy to play, they are easy to learn, and we can get sharp, dynamic and interesting positions with them.

It is very important to say, that, if you are a beginner, it is essential to know … Read more

Name of the chess pieces and their moves


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The name of the chess pieces and their moves

We’ve learned in previous articles about the chess pieces and their moves. This article will be sort of a “recap” as to the name of the chess pieces and their moves, so if you don’t have time to read several articles, you can read this, but the other articles will have more details for those of you who enjoy such things! :)

The name of the chess pieces and their moves: pawn

The pawn, as you can see in the image below, simply looks like a figure with a round head, … Read more

FIDE — What is it? A complete summary


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What is FIDE?

FIDE stands for Fรฉdรฉration Internationale des ร‰checs, which essentially stands for “International Chess Federation”. To dive into this further, we should look into what is the definition of a federation. A federation is basically a union with a purpose under a governing body. That is essentially what it is. It’s a union of chess players and chess organizers, which all answers to one governing body, something we will cover later on in the article.

What does FIDE do?

FIDE

FIDE is responsible for running many events for top players. FIDE also does a good job of getting … Read more

How to Castle in Chess — A complete guide


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How does one Castle in chess?

We’ve learned about how the pieces move, their values, special rules, etc. One of the special rules is castling. How to castle in chess is one of those chess moves that many beginners have serious trouble understanding. It’s the only move in chess where you can move two pieces in one turn, and it just seems very illegal! Today’s lecture will be focused on how does one castle, why do we castle, and making sure you understand the concept by the time you are done reading this article!

Review: How do the King

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Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites


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“Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites”

 

Do you like open and dynamic positions? Are you a tactic and an aggressive player? This time we analyze what we consider ย “Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites”. There might be some other interesting attack variation we didnโ€™t include here, but we can say for sure that these 10 openings have killer instincts. :)

 

King’s Indian Attack (KIA)

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This is a very nice and strong attack. Since the beginning, White is driving the pieces to the kingside, because at some point they get some … Read more

The Best 10 Openings for Black


The Best 10 Openings for Black

The Best 10 Openings for Black

In this post, I analyze a list of what I consider The Best 10 Openings for Black in chess. We will be highlighting the main variations of these lines, as well as commenting on the kind of positions we get with them, some insights, concepts, and typical plans, and we will talk about great players who used these variations.

I decided not to sort them, because I don’t consider one better than the other. All of them are good choices, and it’s a matter of like and style what you decide to play. Besides, … Read more

The Best 10 Openings for White


The Best 10 Openings for White

The Best 10 Openings for White

In this post, I share a list of what I think are The Best 10 Openings for White. We will be analyzing the main variations of these lines, as well as commenting on the kind of positions we get with them, some insights, concepts and typical plans.

I decided not to sort them, because I don’t consider one better than the other. All of them are good choices, and it’s a matter of like and style what you decide to play. Besides, some of these openings are against Sicilian, others against King’s Pawn, etc., … Read more