How to Win Against the Philidor Defense (C41)

Philidor Defense (C41) –1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 The Philidor Defense (C41) was named after the famous 18th century player Francois-Andre Danican Philidor who described that “the pawns are the soul of chess”. Philidor advocated 2. …d6 instead of the more common 2. …Nc6. His original idea was to challenge White’s center with the… Continue reading How to Win Against the Philidor Defense (C41)

Chess Openings – How to Destroy Your Opponent in the Open Game

Chess Openings: The Open Game (1. e4 e5) We always try to destory opponents with chess openings. But what are the best chess openings? Well, most chess games by young players and even Grand Masters start with 1. e4 e5. This chess opening is called the Open Game. The best Open Game Opening to improve… Continue reading Chess Openings – How to Destroy Your Opponent in the Open Game

The Italian Game – The Best Chess Opening For White

The Italian Game – The Best Chess Opening for White The Italian Game is an Open or Double-King Pawn Game (1. e4 e5) which is one of the most popular chess openings for white. The other popular chess openings for white would be the Ruy-Lopez, Queen’s Gambit and the London System. Here in this post,… Continue reading The Italian Game – The Best Chess Opening For White

The French Defense – Learn a Top 3 Chess Opening for Black

The French Defense – Learn a Top 3 Chess Opening for Black The French Defense is a Semi-Open or Single-King Pawn Game (1. e4 other) which is usually in the top three of the most popular chess openings for black. The other two most popular chess openings for black would be the Sicilian Defense and… Continue reading The French Defense – Learn a Top 3 Chess Opening for Black

100 Chess Endgames You Must Know to Win! (by Jesus de la Villa)

100 Chess Endgames You Must Know to Win! (by Jesus de la Villa) Chess Endgames are the one thing you must absolutely study and know inside and out in order to win chess games. Even if you know the openings and stun your opponent with some crazy middle game tactics, you will never win points unless… Continue reading 100 Chess Endgames You Must Know to Win! (by Jesus de la Villa)