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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 »

  • Anderssen's Opening

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    Anderssen's Opening is a defined by the opening move 1. a3.It is named after unofficial World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen, who played it three times in his 1858 match against Paul Morphy. While Anderssen was defeated decisively, the g... 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 »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... 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 »

  • Pirc

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    The Pirc Defence, sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1. e4 with 1. ...d6 and 2. ...Nf6, followed by ...g6 and ...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressiv... Read More »

  • Greek gift

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    The Greek gift sacrifice it a classic bishop sacrifice on h7. The most common opening used in the Greek Gift is the French defense. There are more variations than that, but those are the basic. Try it out in your blitz games! 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 »