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  • Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... | Read More

  • Requiem for a Romantic

    Chess is a reflection of life. Our modern lives go faster and so too do the time controls we play today. When I tell kids that I played the so-called Capablanca's time control (two hours and 30 minutes for the first 40 moves) and then the game wou... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 17, 2013

    On today's show the great majority of questions involved getting better at chess, and most involved openings (with a smattering of endgames thrown in). I think many players have this "improvement model" in their head where they memorize an opening... | Read More

  • Learn beneficial openings to improve in chess

    Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 24, 2013

    Right after the show tonight my wife and I ran out for the 3-D showing of Star Trek: Into Darkness. It was a good movie - we've come a long way in portraying science fiction on the big screen. Ironically I started watching Star Trek about the sam... | Read More


    • spicy gambits reference

      These are the PGN from Simon Williams' Spicy Gambits that I am collecting in a reference. Scandinavian: Caro Kann:   Pirc / Modern: French: Sicilian: Danish: | Read More

      • bangalos
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    • Caro-Kann Star Fortress

      Two recent games have seen the return to the top level of a striking looking line of the Caro Kann Advanced Variation. In response to 4.h4 the move 4...a6 has been played only a handful of times. It looks like something from the Chebanenko Slav, b... | Read More

    • Southern Class Championship 3/28-3/29/15

      This is the only game I lost in Class E out of four games (I finished 3-1).  I'm afraid it's a pretty bad example of the Caro Kann defense. Here's a better example of how to handle the Caro-kann. | Read More

      • chessmunz2
      • | Apr 1, 2015
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    • Pawn structure chess - the Caro formation

      Response to the original presentation of pawn structure chess was very positive so i thought we could take a look at some structures which arise from specific openings.  In this instance the Caro structure which can arise from the Caro Kann, the ... | Read More

    • Rare Caro Kann sideline with 1.e4 c6 2.Qf3?!

      When I have the black pieces I frequently play the Caro Kann defence. Today I was faced with a very rare and rather dubious sideline, which I had not encountered before. Here is the game with annotations by me, with the help of Shredder11: Acc... | Read More


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  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... 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 »