Chess Opening: Trend and research. The evolution of the chess openings.

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Chess Opening: Trend and research

Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov considered the King’s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that, there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the openings for semi-open with … Read more

Chess tempos and the USSR. Discover 3 interesting anecdotes!

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The chess tempos are the turns of each player in a chess game. They are very important, inside and outside of the game. Here there are some anecdotes about them.

A chess player president…

The first president of the Baltic country of Lithuania, after its independence from the USSR, Vytautas Landsbergis, is a strong chess player, who (between 1950 and … Read more

Chess team: The USSR in the Olympics (I). Discover the story!

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The Soviet chess team…

In the summer of 1952, there was much nervousness in the Soviet chess team. The Kremlin had announced that they were seriously considering their participation for the first time, in the Olympics. (Not only in chess, as the same year, also took place the Olympic Games in Helsinki).

Hence, many undiscovered intrigues, mini-assemblies, rumors and secrets … Read more

Arkadij Naiditsch change of pace. Chess is changing.

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Arkadij Naiditsch will play with Azerbaijan.

The GM Arkadij Naiditsch, originally from Latvia, leaves Germany to defend the colors of Azerbaijan. (Where he arrived in Germany with 16 years old). These changes of federation and country have today a merely pragmatic nature like the signings of famous football players. And, in this sense, the petrodollars from Baku result very

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Chess Rules — Do you know them all? Discover them!


If you bought a chess set, you watched a movie where it is mentioned or you’ve seen it play live but you don’t know the rules of this game, this article is the right one. It will teach you the basics you should know.



Before you start playing you should know the game requires a board, pieces and … Read more

Improve in chess can be very fun. Check it out!



What many chess players ask themselves on a daily basis is “How can I improve my chess quickly”? The key is not to find the best coach in the world, nor to spend an entire day playing. A good option for you is to optimize the study of the sport of chess.

This method is effective, however, its success will … Read more

Your Chess Game Scaled to the Next Level

Like everything in life, there are times when we think everything is going well and other times when we think everything is going completely wrong, that is how it is in chess, days when you play like a great chess master and days when you look like a beginner reading the rules. This begs the question: What do I have … Read more