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Italiankingfu
Italiankingfu
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Italian-Assassin
Italian-Assassin
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Non-Italian-Stallion
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Italian-Stallion1
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ISLEPTWITHYOURMOM
ISLEPTWITHYOURMOM
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  • Buckle

    If Buckle had entered the Tournament list [in 1851], and been pitted against Staunton, I think he would have proved victor, as the fine edge of Staunton's play was then taken off, a fact amply demonstrated in his matches with Anderssen and Willia... | Read More

  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Looking for a partner

      Hello to all chess friends here on chess.com. I’m an Italian player, around 2050 FIDE ELO, 51 years old, living with my family in Padova and enjoying chess in my limited spare time. I’m looking for one or two chess partners/pals (male or fem... | Read More

    • Puzzle #1 solution

      Hi at all! I shared with you some time ago this puzzle, now I share the solution with my explanation and with your solutions  Here the video (with subtitles in italian) are you ready for the next puzzle?   Follow me Facebookhttps://www.f... | Read More

    • Defending Against the Scotch (all of them)

      Just like in my last blog ( http://www.chess.com/blog/CraiggoryC/defending-against-the-italian-and-tearing-down-the-berlin-wall-opening-study ) these puzzles are just my personal preferences, so if you do not get the puzzle right, you could still ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 17, 2015
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      • | 5 comments
    • Defending Against the Italian and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: Opening Study

      The Italian Opening 3. Bc4 introduces the Italian Opening. It is the 2nd most popular way to counter 1...e5 and 2...Nc6 (3. Bb5 the Ruy Lopez or Spanish is the most popular move). It is, however, the most popular move for beginni... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 11, 2015
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      • | 6 comments
    • Caruana to play for US

      Fabiano Caruana, the No. 3 chess player in the world, who has represented Italy for the last 10 years, is switching federations to play for the United States. The United States Chess Federation announced Caruana’s move Tuesday in a statement o... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 8, 2015
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      • | 1 comment

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 »