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  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Video Series

    What makes chess beautiful is what remains undiscovered in its lesser-used openings. Obviously, some theory remains more popular than others and for good reason. Regardless, becoming acquainted with the ugly ducklings of chess, like the Scandinavi... | Read More

  • Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack

    In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3. Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: Modern Play

    In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5. Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More


    • My Biggest Win to Date

      After a long break from blogging and only playing sporadically, I am happy to share a game I played in a recent rapid tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. Although it isn't my cleanest win, it is certainly my biggest, taking down a player rated ... | Read More

    • Student Game Analysis #2: Misplaced Pieces

      Mikusbunkarus is a rapidly improving student of mine who plans to soon make his Over The Board chess debut. Already rated 1400 online, I am sure he will have a successful first outing. To prepare, we've been learning pawn structures as that is a ... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 22, 2015
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    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • spicy gambits reference

      These are the PGN from Simon Williams' Spicy Gambits that I am collecting in a reference. Scandinavian: Caro Kann:   Pirc / Modern: French: Sicilian: Danish: | Read More

      • bangalos
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • Improving your opening play

      Can an amateur chess player contribute to opening knowledge worldwide ? Of course that is possible ! (Technically former chess world champion Max Euwe was an amateur chess player, since he was a teacher at school, playing chess in his spare tim... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »