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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


    • Halloween Gambit

      Halloween gambit. A bit dubious but interesting piece sacrifice. Blackshould play carefully in most variants. | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • How well you know opening names #3

      Welcome to my third opening puzzle game ! If you like these you can find older ones on my profile page. Now lets start with our first opening. 1st Four pawn attack 2nd Rusian game 3rd Halloween gambit I really hope you are enjoying thi... | Read More

      • Vojtcz
      • | Jan 11, 2015
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    • So what's your favorite opening?

      Compliments for supporting BK Academy of Chess:  50 Videos Covering Opening Theory  ECO Volume A - http://goo.gl/IAgcvf ECO Volume B - http://goo.gl/fRmBDp C20–C99: Open Game - http://goo.gl/x18xJB A51: Budapest Gambit, Kieninger - Trap http... | Read More

    • 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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  • 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 »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »

  • Giuoco Piano

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    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... 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 »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »