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    • Best of Times, Worst of Times

       More travails of a (wanna-be) improving chess player...   "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," so begins A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (If you have never read this classic of English Literature, shame ... | Read More

      • RandomJeff
      • | Mar 15, 2015
      • | 363 views
      • | 9 comments
    • A Kings Gambit for a change

      I don't like to play the King's Gambit so much with white, but every now and then I try it again. Just for a change, and to perhaps have fun. ... Sac fest time :-) | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 14, 2015
      • | 248 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Kings Gambit Big Win

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      • DylanK25
      • | Jan 3, 2015
      • | 230 views
      • | 1 comment
    • A Kings Gambit Project (part 2) 3.Bc4

             The epic saga continues as we take a look at the main alternative to 3.Nf3 in the Kings Gambit.That being 3.Bc4.This interesting aproach has been tried by many strong players who attempt to surprise there opponents right at the start of... | Read More

    • Opening Traps

      1. e4 opeing traps- Berlin Defence, Mortimer trap Legal's Mate Similar trap in Petroff Petroff Trap Queen's Gambit Accepted Queen's Gambit Rejected Kings Gambit Sicilian Defence: Dragon variation Sicilian defence... | Read More

      • Hiteshiitk
      • | Aug 8, 2014
      • | 737 views
      • | 2 comments
    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Recently I purchased "How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertiore" by Steve Giddins, and quite enjoyed it. The key points I took away from this book were: If you are serious about your chess improvement, it will be better for your chess to learn a... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 21, 2014
      • | 634 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/06/12

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  A good fight in the Nimzo Kasparov Varia... | Read More

    • A Kings Gambit Project

       Over the last few months i have been working on a video project.A video about the famous Kings Gambit! I would like to share it with you now.The first small bit showing the possible lines after move 2 and then the rest of the video being some of... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/05/02

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.   A fairly closed game in the Modern/Kings... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/11

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course. Battling the London System as black:  ... | Read More

    • On the opening lines - 1400-200 Training Diary

      So after my last tournament results, I was pretty happy but I have noticed some areas to improve on.  There were a few areas in the opening in my draw, and the loss where I was grasping for the correct ideas.  In the loss, this proved fatal, and... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Mar 12, 2014
      • | 606 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The New Play Against Kings Gambit!

                        Now, I know what you are all thinking:     now! I found a move that actually works!       Now, after hxg6, White actually has 3 main moves: First, the mainline of Qg4:     You may also ... | Read More

      • lollers
      • | Mar 6, 2014
      • | 535 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Feb paper text only

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More

    • feb test

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More

    • My Chess Personality - Romantic!

      Took chess.com's Chess Personality Test at www.ChessPersonality.com My Results: I am a Romantic: Romantics are full of good ideas. These ideas might be either positional or attacking, but they are always unusual and unique. The Romantic doesn'... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Feb 12, 2014
      • | 851 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The best annotated kings gambit game-a win in 20 moves

      Hi all. This was my latest game. My opponent played an inferior line in the opening and i think i played well. I have heavily annotated the game for beginners to easily understand.Hope you enjoy. Hope you get the best out of this.All comments... | Read More

    • Chess in Black and White Issue 11 "Round 2, G/75"

      This was my round 2 game, a french defense. I included my thoughts and lines I considered during the game Tomorrow I will post round 3, an exciting Kings gambit game. Thanks for reading! Comments and suggestions would be great! | Read More

    • Follow Up On Kings Gambit

      If you read my earlier blog I have challenged various good players to a test of the Kings Gambit.  This is a 9 game test and it is "Centaur Chess" Centaur Chess is simply correspodence chess where chess engines are allowed and encouraged.It coul... | Read More

      • ponz111
      • | Jan 26, 2014
      • | 793 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Chess in Black and White Issue 8 "Study"

      I have recently thought about how best to improve my play, and concluded that the solution is to play yes. I have decided I need to study chess in order to play better. These are my plans for the year, both rating and study wise.   Tactics Rig... | Read More

    • The Best Opening for Beginners?

      Many people seeking to improve their chess games have the same questions: What opening system should I be studying? Which attack or defence is the best one for an inexperienced player?  While there are many good opening systems that pack surprise... | Read More