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    • 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
    • My student's Benko game against a GM

      Today my RSA student Francois Oberholzer did a good job against Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili. He played Benko gambit, used some of my advices and got a winning position, but at the end he didn't believe, that he could beat such a strong opponent... | Read More

      • LuckyTiger
      • | Jul 14, 2014
    • Chess Book Openings, ECO Volume A

      A chess reference video of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO), Volume A, including the following: English Opening, Benoni Defense, Dutch Defence, Réti, Opening, Benko Gambit, Old Indian Defense, Bird's Opening, Irregular openings, and more... | Read More

    • Weekend Training - Benko, Roman, Art of Attack, Nunn

      Lots of chess training this weekend.  I had a lesson a Saturday, and since I had not played OTB in a while, and reflecting on the previous tournament, I wanted to learn another black defense to 1.d4.  I got some training with @AttilaTurzo on the... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jun 1, 2014
    • クイーンポーンオープニングの Game of the Day は毎日、Day of the game という欄を更新している。メインページの一番下にあることになっている。ただ、欄が時により出たり出なかったりするので毎日チェックできているわ... | Read More

      • takodori
      • | May 23, 2014

Video Lessons

  • 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 »