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  • Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

    Attacking 101: Volume #001 The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1000 to 1800 - the t... | Read More

  • Defending Against Gambits

    The game begins, and within a few moves your opponent pitches a pawn. It’s not considered the most correct gambit, and might even fall into the category of “cheesy”. But by taking the pawn, you are playing “his” game.... | Read More

  • Danish cracker

    The Danish Gambit is one of those daring 19th century openings that has inspired many amateur players. White gets a considerable lead in development at the cost of a couple of pawns. In such cases Black must be careful, of course, but here I feel... | Read More

  • You Can't Always Get What You Want

    Chess_Enigma asked: You and other authors recommend creating an opening repertoire according to likes, dislikes, study time, etc. You lay down some basic examples like 1.e4 and Sicilian defenses are for tactical games and demand more study time a... | Read More

  • Yukhtman's Goering of Tal

    The world famous Mihail Tal was born in Latvia November 9, 1936. By the time he died June 28, 1992 he was celebrated for his achievements, style, and personality. On his way to winning the World Championship from Mikhail Botvinnik in 1960, he had ... | Read More


    • Danish Gambit

      Seriously, why do people play this opening? I always get a good position with 3... Qe7. | Read More

      • DandyDanD
      • | Jun 25, 2014
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    • Danish Gambit "Refuted"

      Strictly speaking, not a refutation, but Black does well here! | Read More

      • DandyDanD
      • | Jun 13, 2014
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    • E4 E5 : The open games

                                                                                                                                                         E4 E5: The open games   ... | Read More

      • Till_98
      • | May 15, 2014
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    • Danish Gambit 101 - Part 2

      The Danish Gambit Schlechter Defense cont. In the first part we looked at the Danish Gambit declined, the main ideas of this opening and some things from the Schlechter Defense. Now we're going to finish with it. The position we reached was: ... | Read More

      • Seagull87
      • | Mar 4, 2014
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    • Danish Gambit 101 - Part 1

      The Danish Gambit Introduction   If you are rated below 1500 and like to play positionally, chances are you haven't heard about the Danish Gambit. This is a hyperaggresive opening and that means it doesn't suit everybody's style. Why? Because ... | Read More

      • Seagull87
      • | Mar 3, 2014
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  • 2 New Chess Mentor Courses from FM Eric Schiller!

    Chess.com has commited to releasing at LEAST one new course every month for Chess Mentor. In January you got awesome new courses from IM Jeremy Silman and one from our very own Bill Wall (both EXCELLENT courses!!). For February we are releasing tw... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jan 30, 2008
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  • King's Gambit

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  • 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »