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    • What to play against d4

      I am wondering what to play against d4. I currently play the  Leningrad dutch defence and either get a crushing game or a cramped game. I have thought about the grunfield but decided there is too much theory. I have also tried the stonewall but... | Read More

    • Dutch Defence A80 1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5

      Unravelling Chessbase Magazine 169 sees the 3rd highlight as GM l'Ami video presentation of the Dutch Defence (ECO A80). Admittedly I'm not one to delve deeply into opening analysis, but there is simply a wealth of thematic ideas in an opening I d... | Read More

    • Chess Openings

      Preface: The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.) Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More

    • Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #15

      Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms.  #15. In Chess - ‘Remember simple systems as White against standard openings by Black.’ Hello Chess friends.  I would like to show you two games by two top masters today.  Each game had one thing in common.  A... | Read More

    • A nice game in the Dutch Defence.

      A good game illustrating the dangers of losing control of the centre at an early stage. It also features a nice king hunt with my opponent's king trapped in the center. | Read More

  • Sicilian Defence

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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 followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Greek Defence

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  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »