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    • Torre Attack

      I've recently been looking at the Torre Attack (see below), and thought I could use some input. I feel that it's fairly solid but black always seems to be able to equalize reasonably well.  Torre Attack:               So, though... | Read More

    • Ponziani... thoughts?

      Ponziani Opening The ponziani, I think, has fallen out any sort of mainstream view. But I've experimented with it a little bit and found it can lead to a good game (at my level or in a club setting). That especially holds true with blitz where t... | Read More

    • Openings

      Hello all, I'm sure there are already posts and surveys that will render this one slightly redundant but I will pose the question nonetheless. Favorite openings as white? as black? preferable those that lead to middlegames that are favorable to ... | Read More

    • Sicilian Variations

      I know that the Sicilian has many variations, but I thought I would put the question to all of you Sicilian players out there. Dragon or Najdorf? | Read More

    • Hungarian Defense

      I was wondering about peoples thought on the Hungarian Defense (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7) for black, as opposed to something like two knights. As well as people thoughts on, when playing two knights, playing 4. ... Be7 (if possible).    ... | Read More