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    • Medusa Gambit

      MEDUSA GAMBIT 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g5   INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction The Medusa Gambit (A50) can transfo... | Read More

    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 2)

      This is the second installment of the blog concerning the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, by many considered the greatest player to never be world champion. The last installment ended with Keres finishing with a good score in his first... | Read More

      • gara2021
      • | Jan 18, 2015

      1. a3 -- Aderssen's Opening 1. h3 -- Clemenz Opening 1. g4 -- Grob's attack ( championed by Michael Basman) DEFENCE 1. Carr's Defense -- e4 h6 2. Borg Defense -- e4 g5 | Read More

    • Ideas for Chess Resolutions for the New Year

      Despite a rather unsuccessful track record, I really enjoy New Year's resolutions. I've kept track of my New Year's resolutions for the past several years, and it's pretty cool to look back and see what I have and haven't achieved. 2012 Earn the ... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Dec 31, 2014
    • Youth Coaching Strategies: Relating Chess to Everything & Basic Drills

      I've had success coaching my chess club (grades 1-7) by using some rather developed methods. The intention is two-fold; hold the student's attention and make the right presentation. At least in my club's age group they are not totally familiar w... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 9, 2014


  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • the Grob

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    With the horrible looking 1.g4, White grabs kingside space and looks to placevhis bishop on the g2-a8 diagonal. Black's common response is 1...d5 creating an immediate threat against g4. After2.h3 e5 3.Bg2 c6 the centre is black's. As white don'... 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 »

  • Ahlhausen, Carl

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    Carl Ahlhausen (1835-1892) was the librarian of the Berlin Chess Association.  His historical chess rating is 2471, ranked #44 in the world in 1889.  He was an early player of 1.g4, sometimes known as the Ahlhausen Opening (better known ... Read More »