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Study Main Lines

IM Andrew Martin suggests beginning players study the main lines of openings — NOT quick fixes, shortcuts, and opening “systems.” Here’s his video on the Ruy Lopez (C99) using a game from Corus 2005 between Peter Leko as white and Lazaro Bruzon as black. Continue reading

Chess TV Episodes #365 and #366

Well, I’m a bit behind posting some things and I apologize for that. I’ve been getting over a nasty cold as well as being super busy. I’m back and will be posting a few things today to catch up. The first post will be two episodes of Chess TV. The one from last week (#365) … Continue reading

Chess TV Episode #364

Here is this week’s Chess TV (episode #364). This week does not have a chess opening school segment. There is the Chess Puzzle , Chess and Machiavelli, Chess artifacts from the middle ages, and of course this week’s world chess news.

Chess TV Episode #363

Here is this week’s episode of Chess TV (episode #363). This episode has the Chess Opening School which takes a look at the Queen’s Indian Defense, a new chess puzzle, Chess & Machiavelli, and more chess history from the Nordic Museum. you can visit their website at for more information.

Chess TV, Episode #362

Here’s the latest ChessTV episode (#362). There are a few episodes that were “skipped.” Actually the “skipped” episodes were produced over the winter break, but are only in Swedish. So here is the newest English version. This latest episode includes the Opening School where they continue the Nimzo-Indian Defense (part 7), the Chess Puzzle, more … Continue reading

Chess TV Episode #356

Here’s this week’s Chess TV (episode #356). This is the last “regular” episode of the season. Don’t worry, though because starting next week there will be winter specials until January (“a bit of a Christmas surprise.”). This week’s episode has world chess news, the Opening School continues with the Nimzo-India, a chess puzzle from a … Continue reading

London Chess Classic Round 9 Game of the Day

The final round of the 2011 London Chess Classic has finished. Vladimir Kramnik won the tournament with 16 points followed by Hikaru Nakamura in second place with 15 points. The rest of the field is as follows: Magnus Carlsen 14, Luke McShane 13, Viswanathan Anand 9, Levon Aronian 9, Nigel Short 6, David Howell 4, and … Continue reading

London Chess Classic Round 7 Game of the Day

Here is the 2011 London Chess Classic Game of the Day video by IM Andrew Martin for round 7. The opening is the Becker Defense of the King’s Gambit Accepted between Nigel Short as White and Luke McShane playing Black. A quick note about the Becker Defense of the King’s Gambit Accepted (from Wikipedia): The Becker Defence … Continue reading