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    • Chess in Black and White Issue 17: Revival Edition

      Now that I have finished student teaching I will restart my blogs. I realize this is a long post, but it was been a while. Today I will summarize my chess since my last blog. We left off in the spring when I was in the upper 1600’s. I had spent ... | Read More

    • My First Master!

      Last weekend I went to my state's chess championship. It was quite the tournament. I had just recently started college and was coming off a fun exam week. So I hadn't really been studying chess all that much, just playing a lot of blitz online and... | Read More

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    • lebesgue 72 vs. an_oops0: Petroff's defense, 8/12/14

      Hi everyone! Here's a game I played today. It was another Petroff's defense game. I opened up the position too much with a c3, d4 pawn thing, which allowed black to develop easily. This allowed for tactics which forced me to either lose a pawn(and... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Aug 12, 2014
    • Opening Traps

      1. e4 opeing traps- Berlin Defence, Mortimer trap Legal's Mate Similar trap in Petroff Petroff Trap Queen's Gambit Accepted Queen's Gambit Rejected Kings Gambit Sicilian Defence: Dragon variation Sicilian defence... | Read More

      • Hiteshiitk
      • | Aug 8, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »