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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


    • 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

    • Poison Pawn Unfinished

      This game followed the book line for the poisoned pawn variation of the French defense until the 10th move, which I suspect is just where the computer analysis cuts off. The first move out of the most common responses was white's h4 on move 12, wh... | Read More

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    • Understand Chess Opening, The French Defense

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series Understand Chess Openings. In this blog we'll go over an opening that's simple and unpredictable. While I personally do not play this opening because of others I still admire the ... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 2 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Carolina Cobras

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Carolina Cobras 1-3 IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - IM Kassa Korley (2486) 0-1 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2405) - NM Ilker Bozkurt (2383) 0-1 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Kevin Mo (2334) 0-1 View Game NM A... | Read More

    • Understand Chess Openings, Ruy Lopez

      Dear friends, opponents, and viewers!  Welcome to the new series on Understand Chess Openings! This blog series will uncover why we play openings and help you understand the reasons behind the moves. We will go over common openings and slowly go... | 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 »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »