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    • some basic ideas on french defence

      Further down is one of the key pawn structure that can occure on the french defence. the whites plans are: 1.take control of the e5 square and establish a knight there, moreover a bishop ore a rook would be also strong pieces on the e5. 2. pre... | Read More

      • esperado
      • | Nov 29, 2015
    • 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

    • Black Plays The Wing Gambit

      FYI: In chess Wing Gambit is a generic name given to openings in which White plays an early b4, deflecting an enemy pawn or bishop from c5 so as to regain control of d4, an important central square. (Or in which Black plays ...b5, but Wing Gambit... | Read More

    • How to beat the French

      Today I'd like to show you my pet variation against the solid French defence: And here is an other impressive game by White: | Read More

      • Boldchess
      • | Nov 27, 2015
    • Chessbase Magzine 168 Move by Move Training

      I had my first experience of the Chessbase Magazine Move by Move Interactive video training and thought it was excellent. Guided by GM Simon Williams, he covered the Aronian-Caruana game from the Sinquefield Cup. Above all, it's entertaining and e... | Read More

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... 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 »

  • 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 »