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Dominic_Breeze’s Blog


    • Grand Prix Attack

      Filling in the gaps... As a tournament player who specialises in playing 1.f4, I have come to the concIusion that using Bird's Opening for every single game with the White pieces is a somewhat limited and short-sighted point of view. There's muc... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | May 21, 2014
      • | 874 views
      • | 5 comments
    • KID - Bayonet

      Could this move save the King's Indian? It seems like the main-lines of the King's Indian Defense are not as popular as they used to be... Only a few decades ago, this opening was used to devastating effect by great champions such as Bobby Fisch... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Apr 21, 2014
      • | 898 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Killer Benoni

      Is anyone brave enough to face the Taimanov Attack? The Taimanov Variation of the Modern Benoni, also known as the 'Flick-Knife' or 'Switchblade', is one of the most deadly opening lines in White's repertoire, and most Benoni players will only em... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Apr 1, 2014
      • | 1131 views
      • | 33 comments
    • King's Gambit

      The King's Gambit is sound and should be played! Recently I read that Hikaru Nakamura thinks the popularity of 1.e4 has declined at the top level due to the effectiveness of the Berlin Defense to the Spanish Opening. Well in that case, why play ... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Mar 2, 2014
      • | 855 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Berlin Wall

      It seems to me that the biggest problem facing 1.e4 players today is the main line of the Berlin Defense, also known as the 'Berlin Wall'. This defense is so incredibly effective at neutralising White's opening advantage in the Ruy Lopez, that Vl... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Feb 1, 2014
      • | 1766 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Kung-Fu

      Chess is essentially a form of the Martial Arts Kung-Fu is the term used to describe the Chinese Martial Arts, and its literal meaning is- "work done". (pronounced 'Gung-Fu') That is to say, it is the amount of work that you have put into someth... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Jan 6, 2014
      • | 1040 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Logic Chess

      Chess - is it a purely logical game? Some people complain that chess is not a 'pure' game, as it contains too many artifical rules, namely: castling, pawns initially moving two spaces, en passant captures, pawn promotion and the stalemate draw. ... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Dec 24, 2013
      • | 1360 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Bird's Opening

      BIRD'S OPENING - 1.f4           Question: Hmm, Bird's Opening... isn't that an unsound or unorthodox way to start a game of chess? Answer: No. The move 1.f4  is a standard opening which conforms to many well-established and univer... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Dec 10, 2013
      • | 2474 views
      • | 28 comments
    • Chess Schools

      1. Romantic School Gambit play. Striving for the initiative. Speculative sacrificial attacks. 2. Classical School Occupation of the center with pawns. Natural piece development. Consideration of pawn-structure. 3. Hypermodern School Control o... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Nov 24, 2013
      • | 730 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Greatest Chess Players

      1. Paul Morphy 2. Garry Kasparov 3. Robert Fischer 4. Magnus Carlsen 5. Anatoly Karpov 6. Viswanathan Anand 7. Vladimir Kramnik 8. Jose Capablanca 9. Alexander Alekhine 10. Emanuel Lasker 11. Mikhail Botvinnik 12. Wilhelm Steinitz 13. ... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Nov 18, 2013
      • | 1007 views
      • | 6 comments