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  • Ashes! Ashes! The Flag is Falling Down at Death Match 19

    In 1882, Australian cricketers came to London and won a test match in England for the first time ever. "The Ashes" of English cricket tradition were transported back with the victors to the Southern Hemisphere.  The two countries continue t... | Read More

  • More Maroczy & Making Master

    M asked:   I have a question about a certain line in the accelerated dragon Maroczy Bind.   1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Be2 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Be6 11.f3 Qa5 12.Nb5 Qxd2+ 13.Kxd2 a6 14.Nc7 Rac8 15.Nx... | Read More

  • The Putrid Cabbage Attack

    I used to think that Grob attack was the worst possible chess opening. However, there is only so much damage you can do to your position with one little move. I'm now inclined to think that the cabbage attack is the worst possible chess opening ou... | Read More

  • Grappling with the Grob

    For some reason some players get scared when faced with1.g4. There is no reason to fear this. True, if you waslk into the jaws of the beast, your head can get chopped off. But if you play sensibly there is no danger. Here are two examples of solid... | Read More

  • Irregular Openings

    Irregular openings are chess openings with an unusual first move from White. Such openings include: Anderssen's Opening 1.a3 Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening) 1.Nh3 Barnes Opening (also known as Gedult's Opening) 1.f3 Benko's ... | Read More

    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Recently I purchased "How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertiore" by Steve Giddins, and quite enjoyed it. The key points I took away from this book were: If you are serious about your chess improvement, it will be better for your chess to learn a... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 21, 2014
    • Chessspank's USCF Quick Rated Game: May 28, 2014 (Round 1) The Grob!

      Below is a quick game I played with white under a 20 minute time control with a 3-second delay.  The opening explores an interesting line in the Grob where black chooses not to play d4, and instead develops the bishop with Bc5.  The end of the g... | Read More

      • chessspank
      • | May 31, 2014
    • naruzoの独り言vol.3「横歩三年の患い」

      昔の将棋格言に「横歩三年の患(わずら)い」というのがあります。 ※今でも言われますが。 この「横歩三年の患い」とは、横歩取り戦法という将棋の定跡において、序盤で先手が... | Read More

      • naruzo
      • | Feb 15, 2014
    • Analysis of my game last nght-13-Feb-2014

      I have been focusing much of my studies on understanding the g2-g4 or g7-g5 push.  I started playing the grob and borg to really help understand it's strenths and weaknesses.  If the push happens early castling is not a requirement.  In this ga... | Read More

      • machijv
      • | Feb 14, 2014
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    • Winning with 1. h4, 1. g4 and other unconventional openings

      At my club, there's one player who opens every game with 1. h4 as White and 1...h5 as Black and another who sometimes uses 1. g4 (the Grob or Spike) depending on his mood.  One would think that they would do poorly, but thay each have respectable... | Read More


  • 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 »