Beating The Scandinavian Defense – Beginner Chess Openings

Posted on December 28, 2011 by William in Beginner’s Corner, Chess Openings, Strategy & Game Review
The Scandinavian Defense is a common beginner chess opening, allowing black to immediately challenge white’s center and activate his queen. However, I believe white is able to generate very dangerous threats very early in the opening if he plays very actively and with a clear plan. In this article I will be examining the main line of the Scandinavian Defense with 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5. There are other principal continuations […]


Reasons Chess Should Be a Part of Every Child’s Education
Posted on February 3, 2012 by Laura in General Chess Articles
Imagine a world where people all have excellent problem solving skills, where they are patient and respectful of each other on a daily basis. A society where citizens live for the future and plan long term, thinking of where their children’s children will be, following through, seeing each goal to its conclusion with ease. Now add to that an indefinable quality of artistic imagination, dreaming for more than can be reasonably expected, reaching beyond […]

Chess Improvement: Developing a Disciplined Routine
Posted on February 2, 2012 by William in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles
Mikhail Botvinnik led the Soviet School of Chess for decades in the early 20th center, developing a brilliant method of chess training that revolutionized the approach to improvement in chess. Botvinnik was a 3-time World Chess Champion (1948–57, 1958–60, 1961–63) with a Ph.D and distinguished career in electrical engineering. Botvinnik was also a pioneer in the field of human chess, and in the 1950s and 1960s he developed an algorithm that enabled a computer to […]

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