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  • Surprise Your Opponent!

    The Benko Gambit is one of the most popular openings among club players. It is indeed very appealing to grab the initiative early in the game playing Black against your opponent who likes to play positional chess. Why do I assume that your oppon... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More

  • How To Play The Mar del Plata

    Dear readers: I will be continuing to cover opening variations in my column, but a slight shift will be made. Rather than looking at the historical developments of whole openings, I will be covering specific lines -- and not as much from a histori... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More


    • The Knight that Ruled the World - A Nimzo Move by Move

      My opponent opened with d4. I smiled to myself nervously. I’d been studying the Nimzo Indian and the Queen’s Indian. I can’t memorize for anything, so I’ve been reviewing the ideas behind many lines. Sometimes it is overwhelming. Why is a ... | Read More

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    • Stepping Away from Chess Again

             Ever Since I came back for tournaments in March 2015 for USCF tournaments, I gained some rating to get back to around USCF 2100 by playing several really fine games and tournaments against players rated sub-2000 and masters as w... | Read More

    • Glasgow Polytechnic Quickplay April 2015

      I played at the Polytechnic Quickplay 16/04/2015 and scored an acceptable 3 wins and 2 defeats out of 5. Had a good game with Black against joint 3rd (IM) Fiona Steil-Antoniwho kindly stated at the end that she felt the rook endgame was drawn. I ... | Read More

    • Monroeville April

      It's actually called April Showers. Lo and behold, it was snowing this morning in Pittsburgh. Never mind that it's almost May.   The rating distribution in the 14-player Open section was incredibly strange, led by three experts and myself, with... | Read More

    • Playing the Classical Slav Defense

           Hello Chess Fans, Today we'll explore a very solid defensive opening for Black against 1.d4 - The Slav Defense.  It has several advantages against the Queen's Gambit that we'll look at and has been adopted by World Champion GrandMaste... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Read More »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »