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  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kramnik vs. Kasparov

    By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Read More

  • Coaches Get Off Couches For Death Match 28

    Two of the world's most accomplished chess coaches will put down their red pens and fire up their laptops for Death Match 28. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, coach of this year's U.S. Women's Champion and U.S. Championship finalist, and GM Simen Agdeste... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More


    • Adventures in the Accelerated Snake Benoni

      The Accelerated Snake Benoni (1.d4 e6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 exd5 4.cxd5 Bd6!? 5.Nc3 Qe7!N) is a variation where Black does not commit his king to either side of the board. This allows for flexibility in the development of Black's pieces and a very dynamic ... | Read More

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    • The " inferior " modern Benoni.

      Hi everyone , after a month ago I am back again to share with you a game I play this particular moment , here at chess.com. I don't know how many of you are familiar with " the son of my sorrow" ( Ben-oni in Hebrew language ) but one is for sure: ... | Read More

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      • | Dec 2, 2014
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    • Study Partner

      Hello I am currently a 1400 USCF rated player but I can easily beat 1500s. I am looking for a study partner who can help me prepare my openings. For black I want to practice the Hedgehog Defence, Sicilian Najdorf and Kings Indian. For white, I wan... | Read More

    • Repertoire introduction

      It’s been a while since I blogged in this space. I’m on hiatus from rated USCF rated play, with a newborn son, so I thought I would take the time to write a series of blog posts documenting my opening repertoire. I’ll be using this for my ow... | Read More

    • My 10/25/2014 Tournament Games

      Hi all  Here's my analysis from my latest OTB tourney. All the games were G/70 with a 5-second delay.  After each move I recorded how many minutes were left on a player's clock and have included this in the games, so that's what the numbers ar... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Oct 28, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Benoni

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    The opening name after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5.  It was first analyzed by Aaron Reinganum in 1825, who called it Ben-Oni (child of my tears, in Hebrew).  His book was Ben-Oni oder die Vertheidigungen die Gambitzüge im Schach. Not to be confused with ... Read More »