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    • Annotated Standard #7 Benko Gambit Declined

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      Index of Projects Techniques of Positional PlayTechniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 1http://www.chess.com/blog/nickguyrees/playthroughs-from-bronziks-quottechniques-of-positional-playquot Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 2 h... | Read More

    • EXTREME BULLET TIPZ

      Hello everyone! I made a bullet tips blog post on my old account, but that one was closed, so I am here to write a new one! In addition, I have improved in bullet myself, so hopefully, these tips would be better than the old ones. I am going to ... | Read More

    • 28 Games in 5 Days: My U.S. Open Story!

      Hey everyone! I had the chance to play in the U.S. Open this past week (July 30 - August 3) and wanted to share my experience and some of my interesting games, positions and pictures from the tournament  The tournament was originally supposed to... | Read More

    • 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

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  • King's Gambit

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  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »