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The Caro-Kann Defense

The Caro-Kann Defense, unlike the usual 1… e5 and 1… c5 responses, has become a very popular chess opening lately for Black and now has the reputation of being one of the most solid responses against 1.e4. It was named after two people, Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann, who had analyzed this opening together and… Read: The Caro-Kann Defense

Caro-Kann Defense

Chess Pieces Names, Values and Moves

When you start playing chess, the first thing you need to learn is about the different pieces on the board. In this article we will introduce the chess pieces names, values and moves. There are 6 different types of pieces in the game, each with a starting position on the board, different rules of movement… Read: Chess Pieces Names, Values and Moves

Chess pieces names, moves & values

The English Opening

Besides the common opening moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, white’s most popular move is 1.c4, known as the English opening. It is called the English because it was introduced and regularly played by the English unofficial World Chess Champion Howard Staunton in the 1840s and 1850s. Although it has its own style, the opening is very… Read: The English Opening

English Opening

FIDE Candidates 2020. The longest event in chess history.

On Tuesday, 27th of April 2021, exactly 400 days after it started, the longest chess tournament in history so far finally came to an end in Yekaterinburg and what a ride it was! The reason for this unfortunate delay is none other than coronavirus pandemic, which affected us greatly in every aspect of life, including… Read: FIDE Candidates 2020. The longest event in chess history.

FIDE Candidates 2020-2021