Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Interesting trap from 1.b4 2.a3 3.Bb2I, rating: 100/1400, played against a player from the open/major level rating and played into this: http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/interesting-trap-from-1b4-2a3-3bb2Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:07:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/interesting-trap-from-1b4-2a3-3bb21.a3 ... 2. b4 ... 3. Bb2 ... ???I was wondering how legitimate this opening play was, and if White could at least hold on with advancing pawns on both wings while holding the centre back? also, I was thinking this could be played like the Oranuatang opening: Except by playing...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1a3--2-b4--3-bb2Tue, 13 May 2014 12:55:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1a3--2-b4--3-bb2My neverending Quiz question won't submitMy quiz question failed, so I submitted it and then used edit, but when I press preview, ( You can only press submit after pressing preview) The page loads itself exactly the same as if I had pressed reload. Why? http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/my-neverending-quiz-question-wont-submitThu, 01 May 2014 12:13:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/my-neverending-quiz-question-wont-submit1.c4 d5, What is this?I was wondering what this opening was called and what to do in it?   http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1c4-d5-what-is-thisFri, 25 Apr 2014 08:13:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1c4-d5-what-is-thisThe 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-new-play-against-kings-gambitThu, 06 Mar 2014 12:21:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-new-play-against-kings-gambit1.e4 c5 2.g2?! Is this really good?Well, this Sicilian line that I play, note: title, often comes off good at my level, 1500/120 kind of level. I'm wondering how this would do in higher games. Here's an example of one game: But it dosen't always go this well: I haven't had an c...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1e4-c5-2g2-is-this-really-goodThu, 27 Feb 2014 13:11:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/1e4-c5-2g2-is-this-really-goodThe Tarrasch GambitI coudn't find any online info on this line, or indeed this opening, so I'm wondering what to do about it and I make this blog post. A lot of this may not be up to date with theory, but hey, what can I do if I only have a now 34 year old book on...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-tarrasch-gambitMon, 17 Feb 2014 12:35:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-tarrasch-gambitWho should have won?Well, I was trying to play the f4 line against Sicilian, and... What do you think? It was an interesting game, but who should have won if neither side had played the ? moves? http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/who-should-have-wonSun, 16 Feb 2014 04:59:07 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/who-should-have-wonThe Elephant GambitOk, I've been searching up on the Elephant Gambit and it looks pretty solid: The non-take lines are simple: just take e4 and you'll be fine. http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-elephant-gambitTue, 11 Feb 2014 13:10:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-elephant-gambitAnd now, the Danish gambitSo I'm tring out the Danish gambit. http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/and-now-the-danish-gambitMon, 27 Jan 2014 13:38:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/and-now-the-danish-gambitImpossible Puzzles Anyone seen any other awsome puzzles? http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/impossible-puzzlesMon, 02 Dec 2013 12:19:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/impossible-puzzlesFancy rook sac idea!Here it is! Mostly it can just about be countered, but I think it's a fun opening to try in friendly matches. http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/fancy-rook-sac-ideaTue, 12 Nov 2013 10:43:35 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/fancy-rook-sac-ideaThe Philidor Defense! (I know better now)   Ok, this time I'll make more sense. This is how you play the Philidor, I hope... anyway: That is the aggresive lines, or mainlines. If there are any other lines which you would like to discuss, please do!http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-philidor-defense-i-know-better-nowWed, 25 Sep 2013 13:51:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/the-philidor-defense-i-know-better-nowIt works :D 1.e4 f5 Note: Black always castles queenside. http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/it-works-d-1e4-f52Sun, 08 Sep 2013 05:18:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/it-works-d-1e4-f52Here's a nice simple one: g3!This is an interesting line that I picked up, and I thought that you guys might want me to share it with you. I have only looked at the main line, (1.g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5) and I havn't looked much further than 5 moves, (mostly) so there is plenty of th...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/heres-a-nice-simple-one-g3Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:56:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/heres-a-nice-simple-one-g3How do I play this? (The Philidor) (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6)Hey guys! You know how I have never liked to play 2. ... Nc6, well here I want to try something more "solid" than a gambit. It's not just for prepared oppments, it's also because I have few opening right now, and currently, all I have against e4 e...http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/how-do-i-play-this-the-philidor-1e4-e5-2-nf3-d6Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:26:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/how-do-i-play-this-the-philidor-1e4-e5-2-nf3-d6It works :D 1.e4 f5 http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/it-works-d-1e4-f53Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:20:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/it-works-d-1e4-f53Sicilian?Any counters to the sicilian? I just get really anoyed by it... http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/sicilianTue, 23 Apr 2013 12:57:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/sicilianrandom king's gambit idea! (against it)ok, here we go ;D           Guess the move :D (clue: it's random) http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/random-kings-gambit-idea-against-itWed, 03 Apr 2013 11:12:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/random-kings-gambit-idea-against-itSniper 1. ... g6 ... Bg7 ... c5Anyone else heard of the Sniper? http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/sniper-1--g6--bg7--c5Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:16:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/lollers/sniper-1--g6--bg7--c5