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DO you know how to play the opening? || King Safety
by yodhaa on Dec 3, 2014   1801   3
In the previous two Wednesday columns you had learnt the importance of controlling the centre and developing your pieces quickly towards it. It’s time we move on to...
Why study Chess endgames?
by yodhaa on Dec 1, 2014   2869   5
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath, Narayanan and I am going to be here every Monday on articles that focus on games after the first 30 moves. Have you often wondered, &...
Trust, but verify! part 1
by yodhaa on Nov 28, 2014   1147   1
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath Narayanan here, with another interesting Friday column! In the last two weeks we saw some very impressive 9 year olds defeating grandma...
Learn by Doing
by Laimonas on Nov 27, 2014   1276   1
Children have been learning by trial and error from the very first steps they took, the very first words they spoke and the very first things that they did. A child does ...
Chess and language acquisition
by Laimonas on Nov 26, 2014   2234   1
In 2011, Deb Roy, a cognitive scientist and MIT researcher gave a TED talk about the birth of words and how we communicate the most popular topics through ...
DO you know how to play the opening? || Rapid...
by yodhaa on Nov 26, 2014   2556   3
Hello everyone! this is IM Srinath, and I am back again with the basics of opening strategy.  In the second article of this series published last Wednesday, you lear...
Endgame with Koravi Chandrashekhar part 1
by koravi on Nov 24, 2014   585   1
mqdefault.jpg After making some videos in marathi.I made my first video in english.In this video series I will try to explain some position which I came across and found...
Carlsen-Anand: We have a winner!
by Erwin on Nov 23, 2014   1379   1
And then the match came to a sudden end! In game 11 Vishy, making use of the Berlin defense once again, confidently outplayed his opponent. It was, however, not to be. Ma...
Upsets in Chess | David beats Goliath - 2
by yodhaa on Nov 21, 2014   1024   0
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath Narayanan here.  In continuation of last week's David beats Goliath column, this week we look at another 9 year old scalping a gra...
Chess tactics contest 2014
by arunjchess on Nov 21, 2014   1325   0
On the eve of the Carlsen - Anand world championship match, Chessity organized a small Chess tactics puzzle contest on Twitter. We posted ten puzzles, which were tactics ...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 10
by Erwin on Nov 21, 2014   1372   0
Game 10 saw the reigning World Champion returning to the Grunfeld defense. Vishy deviated from game 1 by employing the Russian Variation (4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3). The game devel...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 9
by Erwin on Nov 20, 2014   1262   0
Imagine our joy when we were asked to make a recap video on game 9! :) On a more serious note, today was a very good day for Vishy, making an effortless draw in the Berl...
Who Won Recently? Ascending Alexander
by Inopov on Nov 19, 2014   1370   0
Amidst the 2014 World Chess Championship that's currently taking place, the Tashir International "Super-tournament" concluded last week in Moscow. The special ev...
Controlling the Center | Opening strategy
by yodhaa on Nov 19, 2014   7006   2
Hi everyone! this is IM Srinath, and I am back again with the basics of opening strategy.In our introductory column last Wednesday, you had learnt the three main strategi...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 8
by Erwin on Nov 18, 2014   1522   2
Not exactly the most spectacular game of the match but an important one nonetheless! Game 8 saw Magnus Carlsen showing deep preparation in a rare line of the Queens Gambi...
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