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  • Alekhine's Defense: World Championship Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good' fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • The Rubinstein Maneuver

    "A master cogitates carefully, perhaps a half-hour on a move. Finally, he chooses the correct square for the correct piece and places it there. A grand master is much more skillful. He hardly thinks at all; he throws the piece into the air and it ... | Read More

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."       Maybe it was an eventual p... | Read More

  • Steinitz Defense: World Champion Openings

    Opening choice is a very complicated subject, bound up not just in questions of chess theory and principles, but also in individual personality and style, and even the current state of society. When picking an opening today you need to consider ... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.c4

      In previous articles we saw the lines which can come out of 3.Nf3. We even explored some lines which have not been seen a lot. I believe we have a pretty solid idea on how we would continue in those continuations. Lets cross 3.Nf3 off our chart. ... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.Nf3

      Second Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 3" *** Directed to Beginners *** The main moves I will cover will be the ones in the below chart. If your opponent plays another move which is not on the chart. It is probably a bad move. Which mean... | Read More

    • 960 Icelandic Gambit

      The Center Counter equips Black with two related gambits that exploit a common mistake by White. 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 2. d4 is recommended by followers of the teacher Purdy, who said "the first side with two pawns in the center has a leg up", but ty... | Read More

    • They come to Austria

      This is going to be a blog post which I will update at a moments notice. not for mistakes but for a "I want continue Writing about this" reason. The topic is of the grunfeld, and possibly a quick look at pirc's defence. I play the Grunfeld, I li... | Read More

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      • | Aug 24, 2015
    • Understanding the Clarendon Court Defence

      What is the        Clarendon Court Defence?     The (CCD) is a black opening that is Extra-Sharp. The (CCD) is considered unsound. However, It does offer a very interesting game. The (CCD) is played against 1.d4 (Queen Pawn Opening... | Read More

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