Bobby Fischer vs Garry Kasparov – The Sicilian Najdorf: 6. Bc4 – The Fischer-Sozin Attack
Posted on April 12, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Chess Openings, Strategy & Game Review

The Sicilian Najdorf is one of the sharpest openings in chess, demanding incredible energy and resourcefulness from both sides to maintain the balance in strongly double-edged positions. The Fischer-Sozin Attack with 6. Bc4 is well known as one of the most complicated lines in the Najdorf, as white immediately declares his aggressive intentions of controlling the critical d5 square and increasing the pressure on the a2-g8 diagonal. The line was originally patented in the early […]

Chess Is Child’s Play – Awesome Movie Trailer
Posted on April 11, 2012 by Laura in General Chess Articles

I am pleased to present the book trailer for Chess Is Child’s Play! This book project is near and dear to my heart. Ever since I was a young child I wanted to help people learn to play chess and achieve the benefits one can gain from the game. When my husband and I started Your Chess Coach, our chess instruction business, we quickly realized that children naturally love chess. Their eyes sparkle at […]

For the Beginner: The Search for Ideas
Posted on April 11, 2012 by chessblogger in General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review

A friend of mine often says, “Chess is two players cooperating in a search for the truth of a position.” I chase this chimera in my leisure hours, often finding that the search brings me no closer to true chess vision. If you’re an average club or tournament player you are probably sympathetic to my little crusade. Synthesizing all of the information presenting itself to you is extremely difficult, but that is how the game […]

Chess Basics: Material Realities
Posted on April 11, 2012 by William in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles

1of the most difficult concepts to learn in chess is the flexibility of material worth. There are 3 basic elements to evaluate in a position: material, position, and time – however for the purpose of general study you typically only need to worry about the material and position. Accurately leveraging the value of certain pieces against positional considerations is so tough because both aspects are constantly changing with every move. It can be easy to […]

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