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  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... | Read More

  • Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky, which is certainly thinner t... | Read More

  • How Bobby Fischer Saved Game of Thrones

    You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union. Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 30, 2014

    1."If we partition your chess strength (or improvement) into two broad classes, what portion is knowledge (opening moves, endgame positions, tactical positions, principles) vs. abilities/skills (analysis, evaluation, time management, criticalit... | Read More


    • Golden Gambits, Queen's Gambit Part 2

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the Queen's Gambit, this time we'll be going through the declined variation going over the e6 reply after c4. After we finish we'll decide if this Gambit's golden, or not.        ... | Read More

    • Evan's Gambit

      The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4Brief Description:The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game wi... | Read More

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    • Golden Gambits, Queen's Gambit Part 1

      Hello friends, viewers, and opponents to my first blog on the new series Golden Gambits! Today we will be going over the well known Queen's Gambit and going through it extensively in two parts of the Accepted and the Declined. Today we'll be looki... | Read More

    • Golden Gambits Introduction

      Welcome friends, viewers, and opponents to a new series called Golden Gambits! We will be looking at many gambits and asking the question: Are they worth playing and truly golden? We'll go deep into each gambit and give it an extensive analysis. H... | Read More

    • DHLC Qualifier - Round 2

      Well, this time I managed to make it through without doing anything incredibly stupid! The affair was more lopsided, but this was only brought upon because my opponent played very quickly in a sharp c3 Sicilian-turned-Smith-Morra position (not ... | 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Bloodgood, Claude Frizzel

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    Claude Frizzel Bloodgood (born Klaus Frizzel Bluttgutt III) was born in La Paz, Mexico on July 14, 1937 (some sources say he was born in 1924).  He was the author of The Tactical Grob, Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit(1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6), and Nimzov... Read More »