The game begins, and within a few moves your opponent pitches a pawn. It’s not considered the most correct gambit, and might even fall into the category of “cheesy”. But by taking the pawn, you are playing “his” game.... | Read More
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Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings"
Choose and Apply a Consistent Approa... | Read More
COMMENTING ON READER COMMENTS
Here are answers to various comments (in regards to my Q & A articles) by readers:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 is a strong answer to 2…Nc6. I’m not familiar with 2...g6, though it seems... | Read More
Srikanth Narahari asked:The following variation of the Smith-Morra Gambit is one of my favorite opening lines with White:
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Bc4 e6 6.Nf3 d6 7.O-O a6 8.Qe2 Be7 9.Rd1 b5 10.Bb3 Ra7 11.Be3 Rd7 12.Rac1 Bb7 13.Nx... | Read More
Hey everyone, as anyone who has played the Sicilian against myself they would be aware that i like to respond with the Smith-Morra gambit: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3.
Well i figured i might as well try and explain som... | Read More