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    • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - The Sokolsky Gambit (Accepted)

      The Sokolsky Gambit (also known as the Tartakower Gambit) is the most theoretical and complicated line in the 1. b4 opening as well as the sharpest one!The initial position of the Sokolsky Gambit (Accepted) occures after the following sequence o... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Apr 16, 2014
      • | 162 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - The Exchange Variation

      The exchange variation is the most frequent line you'll face in the 1.b4 opening (according to database). Some hotheads even call this variation a refutation of the Sokolsky Opening  However, as you will see it further, this "refutation" will ... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Apr 11, 2014
      • | 1040 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Trade away anyway

      Recently I have played a rather boring game against the computer. This game would not even worth mentioning if it wasn't my best win so far (not in terms of style or strategy but considering my opponent's rating). It was the highest rating adversa... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Aug 25, 2009
      • | 1861 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Chess Questionnaire

      Here is a questionnaire suggested by SonofPearl. I also decided to follow the example of Ryan and Chessiq and have completed it. 1. How long have you been playing chess? Have you played it consistently since you started, or were there lulls in you... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Jul 25, 2007
      • | 1520 views
      • | 3 comments
    • An infinite middle game or poor chess

      Sometimes (though very, very seldom) chess can be quite uninteresting (sorry for saying that). You'll say: "it depends on players who play chess" and you will be absolutely right. But there are so many amateur players including me wh... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Jun 6, 2007
      • | 892 views
      • | 8 comments
    • How I lost in 12 moves

      One day when you begin to believe in yourself like never before after a successful game against a weaker opponent, you feel you can manage more and you feel strong enough to challeng... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Jun 4, 2007
      • | 974 views
      • | 2 comments
    • My favourite puzzle

      I would like to share with you my favourite chess puzzle. It is black to move and mate in a few moves (the number of moves depends on how white would reply). Anyway there is no chance for white in this position. When I first faced this puzzle I co... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Jun 3, 2007
      • | 826 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Playing with computer (how to win a stronger opponent)

      I would like to submit my recent game with computer. The computer game is Chessmaster 10. My oponent is Josh age 12 (rating in the game - 2100). Josh is a very strong player. Of course I am weaker. Playing w... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | May 31, 2007
      • | 797 views
      • | 3 comments