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  • Do You Need To Study Junk Openings?

    Some chess players love to play offbeat openings. I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More

  • 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

    • Chess Openings

      Preface: The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.) Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More

    • Happy Halloween: The Halloween Gambit!

      Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat! And so here, here is my "treat", or if you want to call it that, "trick" for you:   The  Hallowen  GAMBIT!     Okay, those were all my best Halloween photos. So let's begin studying the Hallowee... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Oct 31, 2015
    • Top 7 most AGRESSIVE openings

      hi today we'll talk about Top 7 most AGRESSIVE openings in chess so YOU'LL LIKE IT HAVE FUN. the 7 agressive opening is danish gambit. the 6 most agressive opening is cochrane gambit. the 5 most agressive opening is scotch gambit. the 4 mos... | Read More

      • piotrchess
      • | Aug 13, 2015
    • Halloween Gambit

      Grandmasters nor supercomputers would ever play the Halloween Gambit. And neither should you, if you’re facing them. Or maybe it wouldn’t matter so much, as they will probably win regardless of your opening choice. But if you’re facing a <... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | Aug 8, 2015
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    • Bryntse Gambit

      They say that people who take drugs, always need more and stronger stuff to experience the same kick. Maybe the same principle goes for playing gambits, at least that's how I experience it from time to time. After getting used to "soft-gambits", g... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | Aug 4, 2015

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »