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  • Spicy Gambits

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More


    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 3: Openings for Black

      In this part, I will discuss choosing openings for Black. This is much more straightforward than figuring out what to do as White. There are "many roads to Rome," as it were. The main question you need to ask yourself is: are you more interested ... | Read More

    • Observations on the French Defense

      I've been studying the French defense, hoping to add it to my opening repertiore.  It's an interesting opening and I'd like to share my comments on one of the games I've been studying.  It's a game won by Nimzovitch, the author of the classic "M... | Read More

      • chessmunz2
      • | May 22, 2015
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    • Hippopotamus Defence

       This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. What is the Hippopotamus Defence? The Hippopotamus Defence is a line played with the black pieces which is consi... | Read More

    • Beginner Repertoire

      I felt like making an Article about my beginner chess repertoire. To demonstrate how my repertiore evolved through out my chess journey. I also wanted to share in how my beginner chess repertoire got created. Which I believe is actually a very co... | Read More

    • Study Partner

      Howdy. As you can probably tell, I take studying chess pretty seriously, but find doing it by myself a bit tedious sometimes. I'd really like to find someone who is also serious about improvement. I'm rated around 1900 USCF and moving up. I am i... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 10, 2015
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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 »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »