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    • No "Closer" in ARZ - BOS draw

      (Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) Those of us in the New England area surely remember the fiasco that was the Boston Red Sox "Closer by Committee".  The lesson learned was that if you have two closers... then you have none... and that's just the pro... | Read More

    • Golden Gambits Introduction

      Welcome friends, viewers, and opponents to a new series called Golden Gambits! We will be looking at many gambits and asking the question: Are they worth playing and truly golden? We'll go deep into each gambit and give it an extensive analysis. H... | Read More

    • D06 - Queen's Gambit

        The Queen's Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 d52. c4The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. It was mentioned in the Göttingen manuscript of 1490 and was later analysed by masters su... | Read More

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    • Understand Chess Opening, The French Defense

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series Understand Chess Openings. In this blog we'll go over an opening that's simple and unpredictable. While I personally do not play this opening because of others I still admire the ... | Read More

    • Understand Chess Openings, Fried Liver Attack

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series "Understand Chess Openings" This time we'll be going over one of my favorite openings that comes from the Italian game and two knights defense.  If you get into the mindset of ... | Read More



  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

    • 208 Reads
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    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 Reads
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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • The Wikiopenings to Choose

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    Please may we have openings with a game (diagram) and name of the opening. this is in the comments. E.g. Diagram of opening below and name of opening below. Read More »