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  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • From Paul Morphy To Wei Yi

    The Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi wins the hearts of fans with every new tournament he plays. It is not just his phenomenal results (with his current rating, he should be the highest-rated 16-year-old ever!), but also his sparkling style of play th... | Read More

  • Karpov vs Kasparov: King's Indian Defense

    Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion, is closely connected to the King's Indian Defense. Indeed, he has created much of the foundation of what the opening is today. Yet, early on in his epic rivalry with Anatoly Karpov, Kasparov restricted hi... | Read More

  • Chess Lessons Exposed: A Lesson Learned?

    This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from various teachers so you can get a... | Read More

  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More


    • Marshall Attack (Part 2): Introduction 11...c6

      In my first blog, I discovered the origins of the Marshall Attack that was first seen in the famous game Capablanca vs. Marshall (New York 1918). Marshall played the novelty 8...d5 to use the fact that White's queenside is still undeveloped: ... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 27, 2015
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    • Fischer's Bust to the King's Gambit

      A BUST TO THE KING'S GAMBIT  by U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer  International Grandmaster  The King's Gambit has lost popularity, but not sympathy.  Analysts treat it with kid gloves and seem reluctant to  demonstrate an outright refuatation.... | Read More

    • The line between unsound and stupid

      There's a small group at chess dot com devoted to the 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 gambit, where a couple of European players shared some very nice games. My kind of folk, so I joined them, though it smacks of the "guild dinkiness" that I railed against as a g... | Read More

    • One Terrible Idea

      Everyone acknowledges that early game Queen moves are a bad idea, because there are so few squares that a Queen can go in the opening that can't be immediately attacked. The end result is almost always a series of Queen moves to get the Queen out... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Jul 26, 2015
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    • King's Gambit: Amateurs in the Fischer's Defense

      In the second round of a regional chess tournament I again faced a much weaker opponent (in round one I experienced in the opening and then won quite convincingly). This time again I varied already at the first move from my usual 1.d4 to 1.e4, act... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 26, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... 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 »

  • Sokolosky Opening

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    The Sokolsky Opening (also known as the Orangutan, Polish, or Hunt Opening) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move: 1. b4According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 rank... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »