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    • English opening

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      • Boletus
      • | Nov 25, 2014
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    • Hurt/Heal Openings

      Hurt is-2 and heal is +1  the last  opening standing wins. Heal your favourite opening and hurt you opening that you hate the most. You can only vote every 12 hours. Make a list to show the health of the openings. All openings start with 10 ... | Read More

      • Victory-Win
      • | Oct 31, 2014
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    • 2014 Week 7 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Arizona Scorpions

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Arizona Scorpions 1.5-2.5 IM Tanguy Ringoir (2583) - GM Mackenzie Molner (2581) 0.5-0.5 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - IM Mark Ginsburg (2397) 0-1 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - IM Alexey Diulger (2421) 1-0... | Read More

    • King's Indian Draw

      My opponent, playing White, started with the English Opening. Later the game transposed into the King's Indian Defense. Although this opening could offer tactical possibilities, the play we chose was relatively slow-paced and defensive from both s... | Read More

      • GIex
      • | Oct 9, 2014
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    • 2014 Week 6 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. St. Louis Arch Bishops

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. St. Louis Arch Bishops 2.5-1.5 GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Wesley So (2751) 0.5-0.5 View Game IM Levan Bregadze (2530) - GM Le Quang Liem (2785) 0-1 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Mathew Larson (2251) 1... | Read More




  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... 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 contro... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »