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  • Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster

    (I want to thank chess.com’s finest chess historian, batgirl, for articles shared, the photos you see in this article, and her very useful feedback when I asked her about Kolisch. If you don’t follow her blogs and articles you are foolishly de... | Read More

  • The Mandarins of the Yellow Button

      The Order of the Mandarins of the Yellow Button        In the second half of the 19th century, a group of chess players in the Boston area formed a somewhat informal, yet exclusive coterie along the lines of the famous German Pleiades ... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • Stirring up Morra Mayhem!

    Today I played a very interesting 90 minute + 5 sec Increment game against a chess.com member Apthyphim (rated 1980 or so on live chess). In my first article, I am going to analyze my game and give my thought processes on why I made each move. The... | Read More

  • Kasparov, Nakamura, and Mark Zuckerberg's hoodie

    When, in 1995, Garry Kasparov employed the ancient Evans Gambit, I was thrilled - in part because I was a live witness to it, in his game against Jeroen Piket, at the Euwe Memorial tournament. But I was also a tiny bit annoyed, because I realized ... | Read More


    • Aljehin-Chatard destruction-French defence

      This game was played few days ago in a team match and i had chance to use one of my favourite gambits against French defence and that is Aljehin-Chatard attack where white sacs a pawn for superior development and pressure against blacks king side. | Read More

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      • | Apr 16, 2014
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    • Danish Gambit 101 - Part 1

      The Danish Gambit Introduction   If you are rated below 1500 and like to play positionally, chances are you haven't heard about the Danish Gambit. This is a hyperaggresive opening and that means it doesn't suit everybody's style. Why? Because ... | Read More

      • Seagull87
      • | Mar 3, 2014
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    • KIA vs Sicilian - Chess.com G30

      Fun game I had tonight after a bunch of shorter 30min games.  I am working my way through re-learning 1.e4 main lines and gambits starting with 1.e4 e5, using the Scotch Gambit and the King's gambit to start.  For all others, I am playing the Ki... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Mar 1, 2014
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    • Feb paper text only

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More

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      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More


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  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • King's Gambit

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    The King's Gambit is a chess opening characterised by very lively and aggresive play which is the case for most gambits. It has been very popular in the 19th century, the era of romatic chess, where attacking chess was at his peak. Nowdays it is ... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »

  • Giuoco Piano

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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 »

  • From's Gambit

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    A countergambit against White's Bird's Opening: 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6. While this looks pretty tame as gambits go, since no Black piece is aimed directly at White's King, an example of how things can get out of hand is 4. Nf3 g5 5. d4 ... Read More »