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  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was actually quite popular. In fact, ... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 2

    In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • The Two-Knight Advantage

    Two active bishops working in tandem are a mighty force. Indeed, the bishop's long range enables it to dominate vast swaths of the board, and to simultaneously play both a defensive and an attacking role. While the power of two bishops is... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More


    • Bug

      I would like to report a bug. My opponent's  a7 pawn disappeared from the display. | Read More

      • PTREDEI
      • | Jan 31, 2015
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    • UEC Conference Championship games

      UpState 8 Conference Champions 4-0 40|5 time control       We were undefeated in conference play coming into this tournament. The 2 teams which had the opportunity to upset us were Metea Valley and Waubonsie valley. This was a must win tourn... | Read More

    • Like

        Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 1 NM aww-rats | Nov 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM | Posted in: aww-rats's Blog | 3006 reads | 15 comments I've been touting how to become a chess master it for 2.5 years on YouTube, summarized in 37 mi... | Read More

      • mahimajain
      • | Jan 30, 2015
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    • The Pros and Cons of Learning an Opening

      Pros 1) You will feel reassured that you know an opening. Your confidence will be high! 2) You might actually know the opening, so it might give you an actual advantage. 3) It might be a good opening, and if it is, your chances are even better.... | Read More

    • Keep up the volume

      Grabbing the initiative and keeping the pressure is always something which has fascinated me in chess games. In this game I got a triple pawn, but had the initiative and better development. Although I made a few mistakes and missed some better a... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 30, 2015
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Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... 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 »