This article will show you what you can expect here to get. Our users are experienced chess players who are looking to improve their game.
First of all, I want to mention that the content here is free. Nothing has to be paid. But we hope that the users contribute to our content.
In fact "active users" will be a big part of our business model.
This interaction with our users will work like this:
Every article will have a comments function enabled. In order to be able to write comments you just need a Google Gmail account. This is for spam protection.
In the comments you can provide your analysis and ideas. We will check the analysis and add it to the article with the name of the contributing user.
On other occasions we will ask our users to analyze positions or to play "long" engine vs. engine games with a given position.
Better hardware will get the users better analysis depth and therefore better quality of the analysis for all users.
The intended structure of our site is like this:
Here we want to give a complete coverage of the English Opening.
To structure the material we will use the ECO system, as this is widely known by chess players.
Each line will have the current theory ( as far as known to us ), user provided analysis, verbal explanations ( not just symbols), reference games, etc.
The advantages of our system are:
easily updated with the latest games and analysis
all lines and analysis computer checked
easy access wherever you are
Compared to books or database DVDs this system is clearly superior. And it's for free.
Pawn structures, Plans and important ideas around the English Opening.
This will give you a better understanding of the opening and your general play.
With the model games of the line you have everything to learn and understand the English Opening and beat your opponents.
Tactical motifs found in games of the English Opening. Some tactical motifs are a must to know when you are playing a certain opening system.Chess Endings
- Here we specialize in queen endings. Every of our sites specializes in one topic and rook endings are examined here.
It is surprising how many errors even strong players make in such endings.
These are tests where we give you a position and several different answers.
You have to choose then the correct solution and confirm it with proper analysis.
This simulates best real tournament conditions in our view.
Same format here. And like in the theory section only for rook endings.
Mastery in such tests will win you many points in tough tournament games.
Annotated Games of Magnus Carlsen
The idea is to provide a complete collection of annotated games of Magnus Carlsen.
The former world champion is considered by us as one of the strongest players ever.
And he played the English Opening with the white and the black pieces.
Annotated Games of the English Opening
Additionally a wide collection of model games of the English Opening.
The best games are annotated by us and our users. Their ideas should be memorized by you when you want to be successful in playing the English Opening.
Chess Book Reviews
Reviews of chess books where we don't write a common sales review, but go in detail about the strengths and weaknesses of the chess books.
As many books are now available also in PDF format, we will give hints where to find such files for download. ( Not on our server ).
Free Ebooks from Chess-Friend.com with material of our Theory an Training sections.
These ebooks will be regularly updated. In order to receive these updates automatically you should join our newsletter.
Our sister sites cover other topics in the same style:
- Chess-Cafe.com ( King's Indian Defence and annotated games of Anatoly Karpov)
- Chess-Base.com ( Sicilian Defence and annotated games of Garry Kasparov)
- Chessfriend.com ( French Defence and annotated games of Bobby Fischer)
- Chess-Grandmaster.com ( Nimzo-Indian and Queens Indian Defence and annotated games of Viktor Korchnoi)
- Chessolymp.com ( Spanish Opening and annotated games of Mikhail Tal)
About our business model:
All these sites don't charge anything from the users. They are free to use. When you like our site you are free to donate something via Paypal.
Every donation is appreciated. Crowd funding is the way to go in our view.
We think that we will be able to attract many chess players with our sites. These visitors are noted by advertising companies.
We will display after some time few non annoying ads. These ads are a source to maintain the project - not to get rich.
You can support us by visiting the sites of the advertisers. Maybe there is something you need.
In the book review section you can use our Amazon links when you want. Every small contribution will convert in more content for the users.