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  1. Chess Improvement Secrets for the Busy Player (The GingerGM Method)

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    Want to realize your chess potential but don’t have much time to study? “GingerGM” Simon Williams has you covered.In this comprehensive 15 hour course, Simon reveals the training secrets and shortcuts that helped him become a GM with a fraction of the time and effort it takes most people.You’ll learn how to get an opening repertoire that fits your style and become an expert in it, not by memorizing a ton of theory, but by absorbing the key patterns. Learn More
  2. The Shankland Method #1 – GM Sam Shankland

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    Whether you want to refine your middlegame understanding, sharpen up tactically or develop cutting-edge opening strategies - The Shankland Method delivers. Despite his towering chess strength (2674 Elo), GM Shankland teaches his course in plain, easy-to-understand language you’ll immediately just “get”. This all sounds superb, but what are you getting specifically? 15 hours of high-quality videos lessons with GM Shankland (teaching his approach to all areas of the game from opening prep to risk-taking sacrifices and how to develop strategic mastery!) Learn More
  3. The Shankland Method #2 – GM Sam Shankland

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    Chess tactics win games, which is why we should work on our tactical ability. Now you can stand out and get the edge in your games with Tactics & Calculation for the Ambitious Player from US Champion and Olympiad Gold winner, GM Sam Shankland. This stunning 15-hour course breaks down the deadliest tactics from top-level play, uniquely splitting them into 6 categories, ranging from Attacking the King to Endgame Tactics. Learn More
  4. 1 Year "Keep Going" Membership + Free Video Series
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  5. Anti-Dutch 2 Bg5 (5 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Anti-Dutch 2 Bg5 (5 part series). A80: Dutch, 2.Bg5 variation. Players wishing to play the Dutch Defense must certainly pay as much attention to Anti-Dutch systems as they do to the main line, as it is these very lines that can more frequently arise at club level. And one of the most popular is the tricky 1 d4 f5 2 Bg5, a line that’s certainly a blood brother of the Trompowsky Attack. Black has to be extremely careful when facing 2 Bg5, because many up against this line have fallen victim to a miniature with White winning with a crushing attack in under 25 moves. This line is also a favorite in online play, and especially here on ICC! And in a new series of Ronen’s Opening Survey, GM Ronen Har-Zvi explores the cut and thrust of the blood-thirsty Anti-Dutch with 2 Bg5. Learn More
  6. GM Gadir Guseinov
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    Little about me: Gadir Guseinov Grandmaster from Land of Fire, Azerbaijan. Fide rated 2616 (highest 2667 in 2009) Grandmaster since 2002. Member of Azerbaijan national team since 2002. Won 3 medals with Azerbaijan national team in European Team Championships, 2007 bronze, 2009, gold, 2011 silver. Online coaching since 2002. I give online private lessons at reasonable rates in ICC. Lesson prices:
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    If you are interested,feel free to message me in ICC or contact via email: chessland86@hotmail.com. Good Luck!

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  7. Panov Botvinnik (9 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Panov Botvinnik (9 part series). B13, B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...e6. Panov-Botvinnik Attack against the Caro-Kann Defense - a line that can also be transposed to from many openings, including the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defense. The Panov-Botvinnik Attack has a unique important place in chess lore. After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players. But Vasily Panov, a Soviet master, theoretician and Chess correspondent for "Izvestia", took a different view of the situation and decided to test Black's mettle with the direct action of 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4. Mikhail Botvinnik picked up on this and quickly formed it into a potent weapon that has since become the choice of determined king pawn players. Learn More
  8. Alapin Sicilian (9 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Alapin Sicilian (9 part series). B22: Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3). For many players not having the time or inclination studying the never-ending labyrinth of mainline Sicilians, such as the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov and Sveshnikov, the Alapin with 1. e4 c5 2. c3 has proved to be a very popular alternative. It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856-1923), and today it is one of the most solid and respected Anti-Sicilians, championed by many club players and leading grandmasters, such as Evgeny Sveshnikov, Eduardas Rozentalis and Sergey Tiviakov. And now in his latest series of "New Ideas In... " , GM Ronen Har-Zvi takes a closer look at this very popular Anti-Sicilian line. Learn More
  9. New Ideas in the Opening by GM Alex Yermolinsky

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    GM Alex Yermolinsky covers the latest ideas is opening play, from Carlsen's anti-sicilian methods to Kramniks's latest on the Reti, plus new ideas in the Catalan, Slav, and Modern Benko. Plus comes with bonus material!

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  10. WGM Zozulia Anna
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    Hello! I am Anna Zozulia, WGM,IM world champion girls U16.  I have a quite long teaching experience for players of any level and age. If you want to improve, learn and have a nice time just contact me. I can give the lessons in English and Russian languages. 25$ per hour, discounts for regular students.  Email: anutochka23@yahoo.com

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  11. First Approach (5 part series)

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    First Approach (5 part series) ECO: E62, E06, A30 Opening: King's Indian: 3.g3, Catalan: closed, 5.Nf3, English opening Players: Mecking, Kazimdzhanov, Baginstait, Melekinha, Ribli , Karpov, Poluljahov, Beshukov Type of show: Endgame, Midgame, Opening Endgame type: R+P vs B+2P, Rook ending Learn More
  12. French: Rubinstein variation (7 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: French: Rubinstein variation (7 part series). C10: French: Rubinstein variation 3… dxe4. With over 90% of White players opting for either 3 Nc3 or Nd2 against the French Defense, many players like the idea of the option of an easy-to-play sideline rather than the theory-trodden paths of the Winawer or Tarrasch variations. A simple solution is the Rubinstein variation with 3 ...dxe4 that can be deployed against both the big main-lines of 3 Nc3 and 3 Nd2 and has easy development and no pawn structure weaknesses for Black. And from there, there's also the solid Fort Knox variation with 4 ...Bd7 or the newer (neo-Rubinstein) Katalymov's variation with 4 ..Qd5. And in his latest series of "New Ideas In....", GM Ronen Harzvi shows just how easy and how handy the Rubinstein variation can be. Learn More
  13. Alekhine's defense (6 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Alekhine's defense (6 part series). B02: Alekhine's defense. The new year brings with it a new Ronen Har-Zvi here on Chess.FM, as we rebrand his poplar weekly show from "New Idea In…" to "Ronen's Opening Survey". And in the first of his new series, our opening expert GM Ronen Har-Zvi shows just how best to handle the sometime difficult Alekhine's Defense with White's most reliable weapon of (1 e4 Nf6 2 e5 Nd5 d4 d6) 4 Nf3 - a solid line used by all the top players that continues to score big for White. Learn More
  14. Queens Gambit Accepted (6 video series)

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    The Queen’s Gambit Accepted (1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4) is one classical opening that has had many famous elite exponents in recent years.

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  15. Sicilian OKelly (5 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Sicilian O'Kelly #1. B28: Sicilian o'Kelly. The O'Kelly variation in the Sicilian is one of the most rare side interesting alternatives. The idea is to surprise white after 3.d4 with cxd4 4.Nxd4 and then Nf6, followed by e5 and Bb4, after white natural move 5.Nc3. White's main alternatives to 2...a6 should be 3.c4 or c3, transposing into positions where a6 might not assist black that much. All considered, 2. ...a6 is a dangerous weapon for and against any club up to master level players. In this new series Ronen, with his usual precision and detailed examples, explains us all the subtleties of this rare but useful variation of the widely used Sicilian Defense. Learn More
  16. The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2 Bonus Pack

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  17. French out of nothing ! (3 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: French out of nothing ! #1. C01: French. The French exchange variation - 3.Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 - is a very simple and non-theoretical system, which simply aims at getting a solid position and let you play. Magnus Carlsen's win at the Bilbao tournament has a lot to do with simple systems against the French: first his 2.d3 win against Caruana, and then the Exchange Variation again Vallejo. In his new series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi - always up to to bring us the last fashionable openings - analyzes games and variations of this "French out of nothing" way to play the famous opening Learn More
  18. London System (4 part series)

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    London System (4 part series) Players: Blatny, Luchan, Acosta, Velasquez, McKenna, MacRae, Spassky, Bukic, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Speelman, Haik, Kovacevic, Byrne, Petrosian, Chistiakov, Vaganian, Kupreichik ECO: D02 , A80 IM Watson starts with 1.d4 to help you build your opening repertoire. Basically the London is a set of solid lines where after 1.d4 White quickly develops his dark-squared bishop to f4 and normally bolsters his center with  pawns on c3 and e3 rather than expanding. Although it has the potential for a quick kingside attack, the white forces are generally flexible enough to engage in a battle anywhere on the board. Historically it developed into a system mainly from three variations: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4; 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4; 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4. Learn More
  19. Grand Prix Attack (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Grand Prix Attack (2 part series) ECO: B23: Sicilian: Grand Prix attack The Grand Prix Attack with 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 (followed by 3 f4) was coined by the prominent British chess writer Leonard Barden, because it featured heavily in so many games during the 1970s & 1980s in the British Grand Prix weekend tournament circuit - and especially from David Rumens and GM Mark Hebden; both these players literally devastated the opposition with it en route to many Grand Prix titles. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at one of the main themes of the Grand Prix Attack, with the pawn sacrifice for White of f4-f5 followed by the launching of an all-out kingside attack. Learn More
  20. Vienna Gambit (4 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Vienna Gambit (4 part series) ECO: C29: Vienna gambit, Vienna gambit, Steinitz variation The Vienna Gambit with 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 (or 2 …Nc6) 3 f4 is a wilder scion of the Vienna Game, and it firmly belongs to the 19th Century when Rudolph Spielmann was flying the lone flag of romanticism in the face of scientific chess. But the Vienna Gambit is still as deadly now as it was back ithen; where Black can very quickly become the victim of a bludgeoning whirlwind attack if he isn't careful. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman believes now could well by the time again to shock and awe your opponents with the Vienna Gambit Learn More
  21. Anti-Benoni/Benko system (4 part  series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Anti-Benoni/Benko system (4 part series) ECO: A31: English: symmetrical, Benoni formation Looking to play a Benoni, Benko or perhaps a Blumenfeld gambit? Well, what happens when your opponent opts to be a spoiler by playing an Anti-Benoni/Benko system with 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 Nf3? There is the option of the aggressive 3 ...cxd4 4 Nxd4 e5!? - a gambit with a good reputation and pedigree, having being played and pioneered by a young Garry Kasparov. The Anti-Benoni/Benko Gambit often leads to sharp play with easy and harmonious development of the Black's pieces. And in a new series of Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide, our resident gambit guru takes a closer look at the Anti-Benoni/Benko Gambit with 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 Nf3 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e5!? Learn More
  22. English Defense gambit (4 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: English Defense gambit (4 part series) ECO: A10: Queen's pawn: Keres defense The English Defense (with 1 d4 e6 2 c4 b6) came into being during the height of the so-called "English Chess Explosion" of the late 1970s and through the 1980s, when it was championed successfully at elite level by top English grandmasters such as Tony Miles, Ray Keene, Jon Speelman and Nigel Short. While this hypermodern defense is as quintessentially English as fish and chips and high tea, that didn't stop it becoming universally played and pioneered in other countries - especially as it is full of dynamics for the player of the Black pieces with so many inventive ways to play it. And in a new series of GM Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide, our resident guru of all things gambits looks at one such line being the English Defense gambit with 1 c4 b6 2 d4 e6 3 e4 Bb7 4 Nc3 Bb4 5 f3 f5 6 ef Nh6!? Learn More
  23. Rook Endings at the WWCC (2 part series)

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  24. Isolated Pawn (4 part series)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Isolated Pawn #1 Opening: D16: QGD Slav: Soultanbeieff variation A46 Queen's pawn: Torre attack B22 Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3) Player(s): Radjabov, Svidler, Radjabov, Svidler , Navara, Svidler, Yermolinsky, Gurevich, Benjamin, Yermolinsky. Learn More
  25. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows:  Build you opening repertoire - Caro-Kann (4 videos)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build you opening repertoire - Caro-Kann Opening: B12: Caro-Kann Learn More
  26. Ronen through Chess history: The Match that changed Chess history (4 part series)

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    The Match that changed Chess history Opening: E56, A00, A77, E41: D59, A39, C95 QGD: Tartakower Defense: Main Line (8 cxd5 Nxd5), Symmetrical English vs …g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 Nf6 6 O-O-O O-O 7 d4, Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4 C95, B97, B04 Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4, Sicilian Najdorf: poisoned pawn, Alekhine's defence: 4Nf3 D37, B99, B46 QGD: 5Bf4, SicilianNajdorf: 6Bg5 e6 7f4 Be7, Sicilian: Taimanov: Nc3 a6 Player(s): Spassky, Fischer Learn More
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  29. French: Pseudo-Steinitz (3 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: French: Pseudo-Steinitz (3 part series). C11: French: Steinitz variation with 4…. Ne4. In a new series of “New Ideas In….” to accompany his recent series on the Rubinstein French, GM Ronen Har-Zvi take as look at the Psuedo-Steinitz variation of the French Defence with 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 e5 Ne4!? While this interesting line can also be played against the Tarrasch with 3 Nd2, it’s best against 3 Nc3, as White has the strong option of ignoring the Knight on e4 and playing Bd3 and c3. The idea is to break down the White center as quickly as possible - and, if White takes on e4, the Black pawn stops White’s natural development - and the Psuedo-Steintz is regarded as a good alternative line for players of the French Defence. Learn More
  30. Chatard-Alekhine Attack (2 video series)

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    The Chatard-Alekhine Attack in the Classical French Defense with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4!? is a formidable weapon in the hands of an aggressive player - and only a few years ago, Alexander Morozevich used it to demolish French expert Viktor Korchnoi in just 20 moves! White sacrifices his h-pawn for an immensely dangerous initiative. This leads to the complex struggle, where White has rapid and easy development. Now, in this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman looks at the dangerous Chatard-Alekhine Attack. Learn More
  31. Froms Gambit  (2 video series)

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    The Bird's Opening with 1 f4 can take on the positional characteristics of a reversed Dutch Defense. But rather than that, Black has the sharp option of 1...e5!?, From's Gambit, named after the Danish player Severin From (1828-1895). White can then transpose into the King's Gambit with 2.e4. If he prefers to stay in the Bird's Opening, play can continue 2 fxe5 d6, where white must play very precisely to squelch Black's attacking chances. In this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman looks at the From's Gambit as an ideal antidote to the Bird's Opening - and doubly so if black is a dedicated 1 e4 e5 player. Learn More
  32. Krejcik Gambit (2 video series)

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    GM Boris Alterman again responds to ICC members who have asked our resident expert in all things gambits what to do in the Krejcik Gambit in the Dutch Defense! Learn More
  33. Urusov Gambit (2 video series)

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    GM Boris Alterman explores the exciting Urusov Gambit in the Bishop's Opening with 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4!, a fertile training ground for those looking to improve their basic understanding of tactics. Documented by Ponziani in the 18th century, this gambit was first analyzed in 1857 by Russian aristocrat Prince Sergei Urusov, a close friend of the chess-playing literary icon Leo Tolstoy, and one of Russia's best players of his day. The gambit was deployed in a number of correspondence games between the two and mentioned in surviving letters in the Tolstoy collection, but alas the games themselves have been lost. Learn More
  34. Kotrc-Mieses Gambit (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Kotrc-Mieses Gambit (2 part series) ECO: B01: Scandinavian, Mieses-Kotrc gambit The Scandinavian or Center Counter with 2…Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qa5 has a reputation of being solid for Black with the position going on to resemble a Caro-Kann or Slav Defense set-up. But for those looking for the cut and thrust of swashbuckling play, then there’s a more speculative approach to 3...Qa5 - the Kotrc-Mieses Gambit with 4.b4?! If Black plays correctly, White should have no compensation for the sacrificed pawn, but it can be difficult to prove this over the board. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman has a closer look at the Kotrc-Mieses Gambit. Learn More
  35. Tal Gambit (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Tal Gambit (2 part series) ECO: B21: Sicilian: Grand Prix attack Books and songs were written about him; and the Tal Memorial now underway in Moscow, the strongest tournament of the year, further reminds us of the legacy of the incomparable genius that was Mikhail Tal. ("finger TalMemorial09"). Tal was also known as "The Magician from Riga" because of his extremely powerful and imaginative attacking style. And back in 1979 (against Englishman IM Bill Hartston), Tal unleashed on the world the “Tal Gambit” with 1 e4 c5 2 f4 d5 3 exd5 Nf6!; a move that practically overnight put 2 f4 out of business. He only drew the game in question against Hartston - but Tal’s energetic play throughout proved to be a model for how to play against 2 f4 that soon players had to resort to 2 Nc3 first followed then only by f4. . And in a tribute to Tal during his memorial event in Moscow (covered live throughout on Chess.FM), GM Boris Alterman gives us a timely reminder in his new two-part series of Gambit Guide of why the Tal Gambit is such an effective riposte to 2 f4 in the Sicilian. Learn More
  36. Sicilian Nimzowitsch (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Sicilian Nimzowitsch (2 part series) ECO: B29: Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rubinstein; Rubinstein counter-gambit The Sicilian Nimzowitsch (or Nimzo-Rubinstein) variation with 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6!? is a relatively rare bird on the chess scene with some saying it’s on the verge of being unsound. But it’s a provocative line with great surprise value; and after 3 e5 often leads to sharp gambit-play that can pack quite a punch to the unwary facing it. In his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman reviews the standing of the variation - and he even includes a look at how not to play it with the now infamous Becerra-Nakamura game recently in the USCL here on ICC, where the US Champion misplayed it to spectacularly lose in just 12 moves! Learn More
  37. Spielmann Gambit (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Spielmann Gambit (2 part series) ECO: B02: Alekhine's defense: Spielmann variation If you are looking for swashbuckling gambit play, then look no further than 'The Master of Attack' Rudolph Spielmann (1883-1942), who once said that "A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused." Spielmann came up with an almost caveman-like gambit to take on the hypermodern Alekhine's Defense when players tried to transpose into a classical French after 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 Nfd7 with 4. e6!? This is a dangerous gambit that gives White easy piece-play and can indeed leave Black dazed and confused, when just the slightest of slips can prove fatal and all roads leading to miniatureville. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the Spielmann gambit for White. Learn More
  38. Damiano gambit (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Damiano gambit (2 part series) ECO: C40: Damiano's defense One of the first chess books to be published in Italy, at the height of the Renaissance, was written by the Portuguese master Pedro Damiano back in 1512. In it, he noted that after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 the reply 2…Nc6 is good, 2…d6 is not so good, and 2…f6 (the opening named after him) is worst. Many believed for years thereafter that the outright refutation of the Damiano to be 3 Nxe5. However, even today, the Damiano with 2…f6?! retains something of a cult underground following. Even Bobby Fischer played the recommended refutation of it during his legendary simultaneous tour of the US in 1964 and could only draw. The shock value alone of playing the Damiano with 2…f6?! in online play has seen a lot of positive results for Black. And following many requests from ICC members on what to do against it, our resident gambit guru, GM Boris Alterman, overviews it in his latest Gambit Guide series for Chess.FM. Learn More
  39. Petroffs Defense Damiano variation (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Petroff's Defense Damiano variation (2 part series) ECO: C42: Petrov: Damiano variation In volume 10 of the excellent NIC series Secrets of Opening Surprises, Israeli IM Or Cohen's article, "Petroff for Beginners," overviews the mirror-image opening of the Damiano variation with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 Nxe4!? which is reduced to a small note in the ECO, but that can set many pitfalls for white, as black gets a lot more out of the “beginner’s mistake” of copying white’s moves than most players realize. Much of the new pioneering work on the Damiano variation can be attributed to the Austrian IM Friedrich Karl Volkmann, who almost single-handedly has changed the evaluation of many of the key lines once thought to refute the venerable Damiano, so-called as it is similar to the mainline of the Damiano gambit with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f6?! 3 Nxe5 Qe7. And in his latest series of GM Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide on Chess.FM, our resident guru on all things gambits takes a closer look at all the new developments in the mainline of the Petroff's Defense Damiano variation with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 Nxe4 4 Qe2 Qe7 5 Qxe4 d6. Learn More
  40. Vienna: Frankenstein-Dracula (2 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Vienna: Frankenstein-Dracula (2 part series) ECO: C27: Vienna game It's trick or treat time with a special Halloween edition of Gambit Guide this week, as GM Boris Alterman investigates the Frankenstein-Dracula variation in the Vienna Opening with 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nxe4 4 Qh5 Nd6 5 Bb3 Nc6 6 Nb5 g6 7 Qf3 f5 8 Qd5 Qe7 9 Nxc7+ Kd8 10 Nxa8 b6. This particular hair-raising exchange sacrifice in the Vienna was given it's ghoulishly gothic title by correspondence guru Tim Harding, who wrote many articles about it during the late 1970s. He explained that it is so-called because it is terrifying for both sides, and, much like those two famous gentleman of the night, has an incredible facility for rising - theory-wise at least - from the grave. Learn More
  41. Same Color Bishop Endgame (4 part series)

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    Same Color Bishop Endgame (4 part series) Players: Zaja, Yermolinsky, DeFirmian, DeFirmian, Stanojevic, Filipovich, Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: B+P vs B+2P, B+3P vs B+2P, B +4P v B+4P, 2R+B+6P vs 2R+B+6P Learn More
  42. Opposite Color Bishop Endgame (4 part series)

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    Opposite Color Bishop Endgame (4 part series) Players: Yermolinsky, Van Wely, Wedberg, Hodgson, Sorokin, Galliamova, Kovalevskaya, Kramnik, Svidler, Vallero-pons, Van Wely, Carlin, Aronian, Bacrot, Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: opposite color Bishop Learn More
  43. Same Color Bishop Endings (4 part series)

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    Same Color Bishop Endings Bishop maneuvers in endgames Player(s): Tisdall, Yermolinsky, AlModiahki, Ehlvest, Vaganian, Evans, Gonzales, Bick, Adams, Cuartas, Adu Learn More
  44. Bishop vs. Knight (4 part series)

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    Bishop vs. Knight (4 part series) Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: B vs N Learn More
  45. Positional Queen Sacrifice (4 part series)

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    Positional Queen Sacrifice Player(s): Yermolinsky, Machulsky, Kaidanov, Christiansen, Zagrebelny, Benjamin, Morozevic, Volokitin, , Egin, Topalov Former World Champion and legendary chess teacher Mikhail Botvinnik was the originator of the “Every Russian school boy knows” chess aphorism, which alluded to the fact that thousands of unknown schoolboys back in Russia - due to the intense training methods they received from a young age - likely knew more about the game than most professionals did in the West. One player who came through that legendary Soviet training camp is former U.S. Champion GM Alexander Yermolinsky. Learn More
  46. The Goldilocks Principle (2 Part series)

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    The Goldilocks Principle Opening: B41: Sicilian: Kan variation Opening: A04: Reti Opening Player(s): Yandemirov, Zvjaginsev, Popov, Solozhenkin Learn More
  47. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows:  Build you opening repertoire - French Armenian Variation - (2 videos)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build you opening repertoire - French Armenian Variation Opening: C18: French Defense - Armenian Variation Learn More
  48. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire -  Offbeat e4 lines  (2 videos)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - Offbeat e4 lines Opening: C45: Scotch Game B51: Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack Player(s): Yermolinsky, Kretchetov, Luther, Danailov, Sandipan, Fressinet, Cheparinov Learn More
  49. Falkbeer Counter Gambit (3 video series)

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    GM Boris Alterman explores a reliable counter to the King's Gambit with 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4, the Falkbeer Counter Gambit. Ever since 1850, when Ernst Falkbeer published his analysis, the Falkbeer Counter Gambit has been a theoretically important and reliable system against the King's Gambit. There is a certain spirit in this defense that not only thwarts Whites aims of quick development of the venerable gambit but is complicated by an offer of a pawn on d5. This spirit is consistent with the great attacking play of Anderssen and Morphy and their Falkbeer games can be found in many classic game collections. Learn More
  50. Ronen Greatest Hits :  Max Euwe (3 part series)

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    Max Euwe Opening: : Player(s): Euwe Learn More

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