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  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Read More

  • 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


    • Two Modern Benoni games

      From a friend that showed me those games today. Modern Benoni was played more often many years ago until Garry Kasparov won a crushing game against John Nunn. After that only very few top players, like Gashimov, played the Modern Benoni, with th... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • Obi-Wan Ben-Oni

      Today a friend showed me two slow control chess games with Modern BenOni. Many years ago I spend loads of time studying, analyzing, and playing the MB opening. I had a little booklet by David Norwood (then IM, now GM). The BenOni was my true love ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 13 - Unstoppable Magnus

      The winner of last year's tournament Tata Steel Challengers Croatian GM Ivan Šarić could not stop in the decisive game the world champion Magnus Carlsen... Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com ...who became today the owner of another ... | Read More

    • Force your tactics to work!

      I was playing a game recently, and the game quickly entered an incredibly sharp sideline of the Benoni.  "The hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." ~ Frank Marshall  The tactics, if anything, seemed to favor me so I spent about a qu... | Read More

      • sam_reimer
      • | Jan 23, 2015
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    • CHESS

      [hide] v t e Chess   Outline Computers  engines Correspondence FIDE History Olympiad Problems Rating system  World rankings Titles Norms Tournaments Variants World Championship World records   Equipment Chessboard Chess set  King ... | Read More

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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 »