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  • Reader Questions: French Defense And A 2000 Rating Goal

    I’m still going through some (sadly) neglected games, comments, and lectures. This time I’ll look at a game of one of the site’s best chess historians, Spektrowski, and I’ll also answer a question or two. The most p... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    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


    • Fred Thompson 2015

      A couple weeks ago, I played in the Fred Thompson Memorial tournament. It was four rounds, G/60+d5. It was was fun to travel to Pittsburgh and play chess. I traveled with my little brother, my dad, and a friend from college. Some things that you ... | Read More

      • Josh_D
      • | Jul 3, 2015
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    • The Fighting French

      The French Defense has many fans and this blog post is for them. I had a look to some of the games played last week in our beloved opening and decided on this one. There were many other interesting games, featuring experts such as So, Jobava, Agde... | Read More

      • NowInChess
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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    • Tips of a Grandmaster

       Hello Everyone ! Firstly ,I want to clear that this my not my blog .But i was impressed by the blog so i decided  to write on it. It gives some increadible points to be remembered while playing chess. Chess Tips by a Grandmaster... Are Chess ... | Read More

    • Conversational French - A Game I Played

      So after plowing through a French Defense book this weekend and going through about a dozen other games on my own , I got the opportunity to play the French. Overall I think this is a good game to show White's King-side opportunities. Black makes ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 15, 2015
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    • An Old New Idea in the French

      The French Defense Advance Variation   Against the French Defense, I like to play the Advance Variation. It seems like a very solid move, taking space in the center and leading to very logical play. The board is roughly split in half providing ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 10, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • 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 »