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JOHNS-GAMBIT
JOHNS-GAMBIT
Location: Cabra-Vale Diggers Chess Club, Australia
Joined: 4/19/15
Last Online: 4/19/15
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evans-gambit
evans-gambit
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel
Joined: 4/14/15
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Jeanmarc03
Jeanmarc03
Location: Villanova, Italy
Joined: 4/3/15
Last Online: 4/19/15
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Ultimate-Gambit
Ultimate-Gambit
Location: Jersey, United States
Joined: 3/28/15
Last Online: 4/3/15
Points: 0 points
Gambitgamer
Gambitgamer
Location: Germany
Joined: 3/27/15
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  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | 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


    • My Instructive Failures #1: Karpov Counters b5 (Queen's Gambit Declined)

      Learning the Exchange Queen's Gambit Declined was an Aha! moment for me. I first read about the opening in John Shaw's "Starting Out: The Queen's Gambit." In his introduction, Shaw bemoans White having to wonder which of all the different variatio... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Another Latvian Gambit success story

      I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

    • The Queen's Gambit Decline, Orthodox Line

      A quick introduction to playing with and against the Queen's Gambit Decline, Orthodox Line , one of the most reliable defenses versus d4. http://youtu.be/LRwd9yhyiFU | Read More

    • Winning Against Higher Rated Players

      Everyone is always striving to become a better chess player. One of the many goals in chess is to win against a much higher rated player. Doing this can be difficult but it is possible. The only way to really win against someone who is considered... | Read More

      • Avexron
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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      • | 8 comments
    • The Austrian Defense

      A quick introduction to playing with and against the Austrian Defense (Symmetrical Defense), a variation of the Queen's Gambit Decline that Alessandro Salvio wrote about over 400 years ago. http://youtu.be/BamVxW__ZgY | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Giuoco Piano

    • 188 Reads
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    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »