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  • Non-Master Assessments

    member Jemptymethod said: Here’s the thing Silman. This is the second week in a row where you’ve denigrated masters. But OMG when I dispute an IM’s opinion about an opening variation, I’ve committed the unforgivable sin, I need to learn... | Read More

  • The Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit

    Farbror asked: This is one of my favorite chess quotes: “Before our first Latvian posting I didn’t care for this gambit one way or the other. Now I hate it with a passion and, when I hit my 80th birthday, fully intend to devote my remaining ... | Read More

  • Two Opening Questions

    Two Opening Questions No-Name asked: A recent book by GM Glenn Flear advocates playing against the exchange Queen’s gambit thus: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4 (Which my mentor GM Hans Berliner says is bad) when he only covers... | Read More

  • Chess Opening and Variation with Zoological Names

    -- Bird's Opening (1.f4. also known as Bird's Bastard) -- Orang-Utan Opening (1.b4) -- Dory Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Ne4) -- Dragon Variation (Sicilian Defence with Black Bishop on g7) -- Pelikan Variation (Another variation of the ... | Read More

  • All the openings,traps and gambits

    I believe these are most of the openings and gambits and traps there is.... Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen&... | Read More

    • Philidor Traps, Two Elephant Gambits

      I had previously posted some lines that highlighted traps in the Philidor defense.  I decided to play a few quick 10 min. games to see if I could get one to work.  I was able to get one game but what surprised me was that the Elephant Gambit I p... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Nov 12, 2015
    • Elephant Gambit

      ELEPHANT GAMBIT 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5   INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction The Elephant Gambit, also known a... | Read More

    • Elephant on the loose

      Things can go pear-shaped very quickly in a misplayed elephant gambit! | Read More

    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Apr 25, 2015
    • The Open Game, 1. e4 e5

      An introduction to the various openings stemming from 1. e4 e5 for both the white and black pieces, including the following openings: Portuguese Opening Lopez Opening Vienna Game Bishop's Opening Ponziani's Gambit Danish Gambit Ce... | Read More

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »