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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Master the French Defense with GM Susan Polgar ... and more

Susan Polgar Explains the French Defense, Tarrasch Variation

Susan Polgar Explains the French Defense, Tarrasch Variation
Posted on November 28,2013 By William in General Chess Articles. The Tarrasch Variation is one of the most common lines against the French Defense, starting with 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 as white protects his pawn on e4 but does not want to allow 3. Nc3 Bb4 - pinning the knight and doubling white's pawns for the rest of the game. However the Tarrasch Variation also has it's drawbacks as white will spend a lot of extra time to complete his development because his knight on d2 will be blocking natural developing[...]

How to Attack like a Grandmaster by GM Damian Lemos
Posted on November 25,2013 By GM Damian Lemos in General Chess Articles. Many beginner chess players are nervous at the board and this translates into timid play. If you prefer to build a solid position and wait for a mistake by your opponent, you are not playing good chess! If you want to win games, you have to attack your opponent at every chance. You must capitalize on every opportunity to make threats against your opponent and create problems that your opponent will be forced to solve. In this chess video excerpt [...]

Master the French Defense with GM Susan Polgar
Posted on November 25,2013 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in General Chess Articles. The French Defense is the perfect opening choice for the beginner and intermediate chess player as it is an extremely solid defense against 1. e4, relying on a clear positional foundation to guide play in the opening and middlegame. The French Defense has been played by countless top players including Mikhail Botvinnik, Ulf Andersson, Vassily Ivanchuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, etc.. so it is clear that this is an opening you can play thro[...]

Carlsen is the new World Chess Champion! (FINAL ROUND COVERAGE)
Posted on November 22,2013 By GM Damian Lemos in General Chess Articles. Magnus Carlsen is the new world chess champion! In this video, GM Damian Lemos analyzes Round 10 of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Magnus needed just a draw to get the world champioshipn title. He opens the game with 1.e4 and Anand tries the Sicilian. We'll see a Rossolimo variation where White enjoys a plus due to his space advantage and after a couple of trades a draw-looking endgame arises. However, Carlse[...] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.


Anonymous said...

I like the French.

Ste said...

Very clear and professional explanation. The analysis is really beautiful too. Brilliant online lesson.Thanks for uploading and sharing here Mrs Polgar.