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  • Non-Master Assessments

    member Jemptymethod said: Here’s the thing Silman. This is the second week in a row where you’ve denigrated masters. But OMG when I dispute an IM’s opinion about an opening variation, I’ve committed the unforgivable sin, I need to learn... | Mehr lesen

  • The Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit

    Farbror asked: This is one of my favorite chess quotes: “Before our first Latvian posting I didn’t care for this gambit one way or the other. Now I hate it with a passion and, when I hit my 80th birthday, fully intend to devote my remaining ... | Mehr lesen

  • Two Opening Questions

    Two Opening Questions No-Name asked: A recent book by GM Glenn Flear advocates playing against the exchange Queen’s gambit thus: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4 (Which my mentor GM Hans Berliner says is bad) when he only covers... | Mehr lesen

  • Chess Opening and Variation with Zoological Names

    -- Bird's Opening (1.f4. also known as Bird's Bastard) -- Orang-Utan Opening (1.b4) -- Dory Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Ne4) -- Dragon Variation (Sicilian Defence with Black Bishop on g7) -- Pelikan Variation (Another variation of the ... | Mehr lesen

  • All the openings,traps and gambits

    I believe these are most of the openings and gambits and traps there is.... Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen&... | Mehr lesen


    • A fraction of a second

            More travails of a (wanna-be) improving chess player... ANYONE HAVE AN ELEPHANT GUN?   Sometimes in sports contests, the difference between a win and loss can come down to the merest fraction of a second. With the clock running... | Mehr lesen

      • RandomJeff
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    • A belligerent Elephant!

      Time 15/10. ECO code C40: Elephant Gambit. | Mehr lesen

    • Elephant Gambit Trampled!

      Mr Chappell trampled all over my favourite elephant gambit! | Mehr lesen

    • Traxler Counterattack

      When playing the Black pieces, I usually like to force my opponent into the tactical battle of my choice as soon as possible. So after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, I mostly choose to play the Latvian Gambit (2. ..f5)  (See for example this blog) or the Elephan... | Mehr lesen

      • Ultraman81
      • | 24.09.2014
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    • The Elephant Gun and the Clock

      In this game as White, my opponent plays the risky Elephant Gambit. This line is often called dubious but facing it OTB is a daunting task, especially to us mortal chessplayers. I was surprised to find out that Russian GM Pavel Skatchkov and Engli... | Mehr lesen

      • Casull454
      • | 14.02.2014
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  • Giuoco Piano

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    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... Mehr lesen »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Mehr lesen »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Mehr lesen »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Mehr lesen »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Mehr lesen »