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  • Surprises, Training, and Killer Instinct

    Dear Readers, We have been a part of chess.com for the past two and a half years writing opening columns. Today we are making a switch to help you guys by answering your questions. We have personally read some of IM Jeremy Silman's columns and ... | Read More

  • An Introduction to the Halloween Gambit!

    An Introduction to the  Halloween Gambit! The Halloweens Gambit is recognized as C47 of the ECO (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe4!) and is relatively new in chess theory. Martuis Wind Dutch correspondence master and director of play held num... | Read More


    • So what's your favorite opening?

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    • Playoffs!

      This was the playoff game to qualify for the League Championship at the mall. The team was pretty easy as a whole, with 4 players of 800-1300 ability, but the first board was 1800. In the end, I only managed a draw, but it was a nice one. The hall... | Read More

      • teranz0
      • | Feb 19, 2014
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    • Empire Open 2013 Game 1

      First game of the empire open. Also the only game I played where white won (I won all games as black, oddly enough, and this was the only I won as white). Closest I was to getting into halloween gambit lines, but oh well. | Read More

      • teranz0
      • | Dec 31, 2013
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    • Halloween Gambit ftw

      Beat a 1601 with the halloween gambit, which is my best win in a rated game. Had near perfect play, except in one case where I saw the better move just a little too late (but the attack was so strong anyway, it didn't really matter.) | Read More

      • teranz0
      • | Dec 18, 2013
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    • Deepavali Rating Tournament Round One And Preliminary Overview

      Hello Everyone Again! Today I just finished the Deepavali Rating Tournament, a tournament in a series of rating tournaments held by the Singapore Chess Federation. It aims to give people a chance to obtain FIDE ratings. However, due to poor perfo... | Read More

      • LimpSpider
      • | Nov 4, 2013
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  • 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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... 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 »