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How the King moves in chess


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How does the King move in chess?

The King is the most special piece on the board. Learning how the King moves in chess is critical. In the simple sense that if the King is “captured”, the game is essentially over! It would be easy to describe the King’s functioning in a sentence or two… but it’s a very significant piece, so why not devote an entire article on how the King moves in chess? :)

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The Chess King’s Looks

As you can see, the King simply a figure with … Read more

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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  “Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites”. There might be some other interesting attack variation we didn’t include here, but we can say for sure that these 10 openings have killer instincts. :)

 

King’s Indian Attack (KIA)

ECO A07-A08

This is a very nice and strong attack. Since the beginning, White is driving the pieces … Read more

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The Best 10 Openings for Black


The Best 10 Openings for Black
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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 … Read more

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The Best 10 Openings for White


The Best 10 Openings for White
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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 … Read more

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King’s Indian Defense In Chess – A Guideline


King's Indian Defense in chess
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King’s Indian Defense In Chess

Now is my time to introduce to you, the King’s Indian Defense in chess!

As we all know, 1. d4 as the first move for White is getting very popular. It leads to a different type of game rather than 1. e4 which many players like. As Black, it can be a struggle to find a solid defense to 1. d4.

What if there was an opening, and I told you Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, and Bobby Fischer all used it? That would honestly be … Read more

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Sicilian Defense Opening In Chess


Sicilian Defense In Chess
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The Sicilian Defense Opening In Chess

If you’re looking for that type of exciting opening line, the Sicilian Defense Opening in chess may be perfect for you!

We all know that 1. e4 is one of the top moves we are taught as a beginner. We learn techniques, for example, to control the center, develop Nf3, Bc4, etc. When we teach beginners, we simulate Black doing the same; e5, Bc5, Nf6, etc… Doesn’t that sound pretty boring as Black?

Finding a Black opening repertoire can be a daunting challenge. As … Read more

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Spanish Opening In Chess – Plans and Strategies


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Ruy Lopez Opening – Plans and Strategies

The next opening we are going to learn about is the Spanish Opening in chess, also known as the Ruy Lopez. The Ruy Lopez name is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy Lopez de Segura. The Spanish opening is one of the principled openings we teach to beginners, as the emphasis is on controlling the center, piece development, and early King safety. It’s very similar to the Italian Opening, as the same principles are applied there.

The difference between the Italian and … Read more

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Chess Openings: The Petrov’s Defense


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Petrov’s Defense, Petroff’s Defense or Russian Defense.

We have the Petrov’s Defense on the board after the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6. This defense has the reputation of being very passive, but this is a little relative, it depends on the variation. People say Sicilian (1. e4 c5) is a sharp Defense, however, if White plays Alapin (c3 in the second move), then it won’t be that sharp.

Above all, when you play Petrov’s Defense, you will get some solid positions, without weaknesses and with a balanced game … Read more

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The Queen’s Gambit in Chess – What You Need to Know


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The Queen’s Gambit in Chess

Most beginners are taught to play 1. e4 as White, as it controls the center and paves way for pieces to come out immediately. However, there are people who are starting to pick up 1. d4 as a strong alternative. The only downside to d4 is that it will delay castling by a few moves. However, players appear to be finding that d4 might be more solid, lead to interesting positions, and quite simply, might be better for their styles. The first 1. d4 opening … Read more

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Discover what we learn playing chess


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We enjoyed and we learn at the same time

I’m going to show you some ideas we learn about playing chess but first, we need to know a bit more about this incredible sport.

Chess is one of the greatest human inventions. The rules can seem arbitrary to an amateur but they are the result of more than 1000 years of modifications and refinement.

The modern chess

The modern game, which hasn’t changed since 500 years ago, is perfectly designed to demand the human mind to go as far as Read more

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