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How to Build Solid Posts for Your Knights

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Subvariation demonstrates the awesome power of the knight

In this article you will learn exactly how to build a solid post for your knights. This is the Living Tool that will help you make the most of your knights in every contest you play.

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Mysterious Powers of the Knight

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chess knights

It’s easy to master the powers of the knight once you understand the principles behind them. This is the first article in a 3 part series. Once you have read all 3 articles, you will have a Master Level Understanding of the mysterious powers of the knight.

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The Art of Heroic Defense

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The Art of Heroic Defense in Chess

Chess is the most fun when we’re attacking and winning with brilliant and creative ideas. However, we all have to defend sometimes, and it’s important to get very tough-minded when we’re in that position. It’s not a lot of fun, but sometimes the situation is not as bad as it seems. By exercising care and patience, we can frequently exchange a few pieces, and reduce the position to equality. That’s what happened in this game:

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Why Grandmasters Love the Sicilian

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Why Grandmasters Love the Sicilian Opening

It was the first time I played the Sicilian Defense in over 3 months. For a couple years, I’ve been playing a variation of the Modern Defense and I was never able to generate the kind of dynamic and fascinating play that I have constantly found in the Sicilian.

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Lines and Focal Points: The Heart and Soul of a Combination

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Lines and Focal Points

Alexander Alekhine is universally regarded as a great attacking genius, and one of the most creative players of all time. White offers a pawn in order to open up attacking lines around Black’s king. Black accepts the sacrifice less than half the time at high level play, because White gets very dangerous play in return for the pawn.

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Key to Success – Choose Openings that Fit Your Style

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Sicilian Najdorf opening

Today we’ll focus on playing openings that fit your style. If you’re a pretty new player, you might not be completely sure of what your style is quite yet, so here’s the most important piece of advice.

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