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Italiankingfu
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  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Double Bishop Sacrifice

    A few months after I started playing, my coach showed me an ultra-famous game. I recall grinning from ear to ear, thinking that nothing quite so beautiful would ever see the light of day again. Although Lasker's double-bishop sacrifice is sicken... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More


    • My Openings

      This is basically a list of the most common openings so I could play them in live chess games. Note that I chose the variations I'm most comftorable with. I know there are databases with all the different kinds of openings and variations. However... | Read More

    • Aberystwyth vs Bangor Varsity 2015

      Aberystwyth recently comepeted in a Varsity Chess match against Bangor and triumphed 3-2! Bangor brought down 5 players to Aber and we played a single match in Classic time controls. More games with in depth analysis will follow, but first, the g... | Read More

    • Step Up to Step Back

      So I am studying a master game in the Queen's Indian Defense when I get to this position:   White had just played Qh5 and there is a ton of pressure on the King's side. How would you defend this position? If you see the best move right away, ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • Playing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest WEAPON against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defense 1...c4, which uses a flank pawn to attack the center squares.  Although there are several variations of the Sicilian Defense, today we will specifically be reviewin... | Read More

    • RECOGNIZING CHECKMATE PATTERNS - PART 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will keep your EYE on the prize and continue strengthening your ability to distinguish random pieces on the board from viable checkmate patterns. If you haven't read the first article in this series, I ask that you do s... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Bird, Henry Edward

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    Henry Edward Bird (1830-1908) was an accountant and strong amateur player from England.   In 1851, at the age of 21, he was invited to the first international chess tournament, held in London.  In round 1, he was knocked out by Bernhard Horwitz... Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »