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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/17

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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/13

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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/09

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    • Switchblade Benoni

      Is anyone brave enough to face the Taimanov Attack? The Taimanov Variation of the Modern Benoni, also known as the 'Flick-Knife' or 'Switchblade', is one of the most deadly opening lines in White's repertoire, and most Benoni players will only em... | Read More

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  • 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 »