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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a

    Is the Sicilian Wing Gambit and the French Defense a version of the Benko Gambit!? mcelsouza asked: I used to play the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3. I must say I played it due to my laziness (avoiding the Sicilian t... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is like two knights on horseback fight... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today – October 5: Another Crimean Tatar Iskender Apselyamov has disappeared i

      This is Ukraine today – October 5: Another Crimean Tatar Iskender Apselyamov has disappeared in the annexed Crimea Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when t... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Oct 6, 2014
    • My Training this week 10/6/2014

      This week I am trying to play longer games, and play aggressive, training with the video set I bought, and CPT (as usual!) on Attacking chess.  I also wrote my first Chess Book Review on on one of the books I had read over the su... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Oct 5, 2014
    • Strange French

      This was a very unusual French Defense game. It quickly transposed into a variation of the closed Sicilian. I'm not very familiar with the Sicilian so I wond up leaning heavily on opening databases (it was days per turn aka correspondense chess, s... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Sep 27, 2014
    • crashing e4

      most beginners,novice are unknown with caro-kanns defense . when they begin a game with e4 ...u can reply by c6 .it is more solid and less dynamic then french defense and sicilian defense. it often leads to good end game for black! why not try thi... | Read More

      • deepan399
      • | Sep 24, 2014
    • B. Roche - N. Bellon 0-1, the "Fort Knox" variation

      In this game I played the Fort Knox variation of the French Defense where Black moves his light-squared bishop twice in a row to place it on c6.  From there, I played very solidly and secured the win with 31...Qxb2!  | 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 fianchett... 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 0-0(continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »