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  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... Read More »

  • chessboard

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     A chessboard starts with the following:  in the first line: pawns, in the second line : the king, the queen, the bishops, the knights and the rooks.    At the end of the game, the pieces can do checkmate the enemy king. This is when the ki... Read More »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »

  • From's Gambit

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    A countergambit against White's Bird's Opening: 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6. While this looks pretty tame as gambits go, since no Black piece is aimed directly at White's King, an example of how things can get out of hand is 4. Nf3 g5 5. d4 ... Read More »

  • The Lolli Positon: K and Q vs K and R

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    Giambattista Lolli (1698 in Nonantola, Italy – 4 June 1769) was an Italian chess player. Lolli was one of the most important chess theoreticians of his time.  He was one of the Modenese Masters. He is most famous for his book Osserva... Read More »

  • the Grob

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    With the horrible looking 1.g4, White grabs kingside space and looks to placevhis bishop on the g2-a8 diagonal. Black's common response is 1...d5 creating an immediate threat against g4. After2.h3 e5 3.Bg2 c6 the centre is black's. As white don'... Read More »

  • The Wikiopenings to Choose

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    Please may we have openings with a game (diagram) and name of the opening. this is in the comments. E.g. Diagram of opening below and name of opening below. Read More »

  • Luft

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    Luft is a German word that means "air", or "space". In chess, the term refers to a move designed to give the king "room to breathe". It is often done to avoid mate threats (potential or actual).  For example: &n... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • Numerical notation

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    Numerical notation is quite simple actually- the files AND ranks are numbered- like 5254 is e4------- 7163 is Nf3- what is this opening- 5254 5755 7163 2836 6125 1716? Read More »