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    • Benko/Sicilian Hybrid!?

      Hello everyone! This past weekend I played in one of central Florida's biggest tournaments of the year: the Central Florida Class Championship. I ended up scoring 4/5 points, winning clear 2nd place and played many interesting games. The main one ... | Read More

    • Standard chess game with commentary - Benko Gambit Declined (4.a4)

      I played a standard chess game with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Benko Gambit, Declined with 4.a4. http://youtu.be/MqOseqNUhHk | Read More

    • The Benko Gambit 5.b6 [A57]

      In the following game Illya Nyzhnyk plays with 5.b5-b6 and then follows up with the centre-grabbing f2-f4. Our investigations suggest that if White were then to develop his light-squared bishop to e2, Black should react with ...e6 hitting back a... | Read More

    • Black's Best 10 Openings (Based on Black Win )

      Black's Best 10 Openings (Based on Black Win % + (Draw % x 0.5)) http://auto-chess.blogspot.com/2014/11/chess-opening-statistics.html Rank Opening White Win % Draw % Black Win % Points per 100 games 1 Sicilian Defense 37 29 34 48.5 =1 Nimzo Ind... | Read More

      • lavin_arrt
      • | Nov 10, 2014
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    • Gambits you might want to try, Part 1

      1. e4 1.1 King's gambit ECO: C30–C39 Parent: Open Game Material offered: 1 pawn White offers a pawn to divert the Black e-pawn so as to build a strong centre with d2–d4. Theory has shown that in order for Black to maintain the gambit pa... | Read More

      • EvgeniyZh
      • | Nov 5, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • King's Gambit

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