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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


    • Elephants Rampant

      ECO C40: QP counter-gambit (elephant gambit). Black's pawns stampede forward! | Mehr lesen

    • Trappy Openings

      Here is how to deal with some annoying openings after 1.e4 for both sides. Starting with the least sound:   1. Matinovsky Gambit   2. Elephant Gambit     3. Latvian Gambit       None of the following attempt to refute the annoying o... | Mehr lesen

    • Opening preparation - Bishop's Opening

      Since last year October I started to play the Bishop's Opening. The reason for that was because I was not happy with positions and results I got from the Scotch opening, and when playing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 as white I also had to prepare for the Latvian... | Mehr lesen

      • achja
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    • Work a Little Harder, Work Another Way

      I'm not a particularly strong player. Or, to put it another way, you're never going to see me with a very high rating. Serious, competitive chess does not appeal to me greatly and I much prefer blitz, casual games, and learning more.   Neverthel... | Mehr lesen

      • Funology
      • | 22.12.2015
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    • Philidor Defence

      Theme Song Background Music: To help with the sorrow.  The Fighting Philidor Why do we call it the Fighting Philidor? Well we will answer this question later. Lets start at the beginning! What is the Philidor Defence? The Philido... | Mehr lesen



  • Rex Gambit!!!

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  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Mehr lesen »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... 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 »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Mehr lesen »