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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

    • 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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    • The ECO First 5 Volumes

      A White first moves other than 1.e4, 1.d4 (A00–A39) 1.d4 without 1...d5 or 1...Nf6: Atypical replies to 1.d4 (A40–A44) 1.d4 Nf6 without 2.c4: Atypical replies to 1...Nf6 (A45–A49) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 without 2...e6 or 2...g6: Atypical Indian syst... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 5, 2015
    • 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
    • Advanced Repertoire

      My Advanced Repertoire 2001-2200 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack                                      Halloween Gambit                     ... | 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 »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Sokolosky Opening

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    The Sokolsky Opening (also known as the Orangutan, Polish, or Hunt Opening) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move: 1. b4According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 rank... Read More »