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  • 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

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit II

    Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn Non-Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn - Dr. Lindehn's Games at Odds  The Northern Gambit Part I | 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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    • Study Plan for Coming Months

      It's been a while since I have had a solid study plan to reach my goals. I think Goals are important, and making plans that will help you reach those goals is crucial.  Therefore, I am going to lay out my study plans here so keep them fresh in my... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Apr 12, 2015
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    • A very short introduction to the Wing's Gambit

      As this website is dedicated to unorthodox chess and offbeat openings, I’ve decided to start with a (very) short introduction to one of my favorite gambits after 1.e4, the Wing’s Gambit. It’s much less popular (and sound) than the Smith-Morr... | Read More

      • Boldchess
      • | Apr 1, 2015
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    • Gambits

      The art of giving and taking | Read More

      • Ronliv
      • | Mar 6, 2015
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    • What is chess?

      "What is chess, do you think?" -- Ben Kingsley (as Bruce Pandolfini) in the movie "Searching For Bobby Fischer" Chess has continued to evolve, just as chess players continue to evolve. Some say it began in India as the game chataranga. Others say... | Read More

      • Rogue_Wolf
      • | Mar 1, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »