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eternea
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openings
openings
Location: India
Joined: 9/18/10
Last Online: 7/14/14
Points: 17 points

  • Max Euwe's Slav Defense: World Champion Openings

    In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe. Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who... | Read More

  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would look ... | Read More

  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • 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

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More


    • Favourite openings.

      What's your favourite opening?As white and as black.I would love to hear what you all have to say.My favourite opening as white is Guiko Piano and as black is the Petroff Defense | Read More

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    • An imprisoned bishop by chessbase

      An imprisoned bishop by Karsten Müller 9/3/2015 – Every week ChessBase magazine author and renowned endgame expert Karsten Müller presents a remarkable or particularly instructive endgame in his blog. A click on the diagram opens a larger boa... | Read More

    • Opening Practice for All

      This post is for me to practice the openings recommended by chess.com.  All are welcome to play as well, enjoy. Soon I will post openings 1. d4 from blacks vantage as I'm not a 1. d4 player.  Also I play the Caro Kann and Sicilian so... | Read More

      • Bumper72
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    • Why is Carlsen so Dominant? (A Theory)

      Magnus Carlsen at last year's Sinquefield Cup, in Burning Boards by Glenn Kaino, Photo Courtesy WCHOF Throughout the history of chess there have been very few individuals that have managed to dominate the chess world. Among them we can recall nam... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • Chess is to chess960 as ____ is to ____

      Belgian chess master Mark Weeks was the strongest player to write regularly about chess960, and he was also one of the most prolific. Weeks once asked his readers to help wrestle with the problem of suitably analogizing chess and chess960. It's a... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »