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  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • 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


    • John Purdy Memorial - Round 1

      My second FIDE rated game ever is in the Scandinavian Defence, my opponent is rated 1752. I'm a 39 year old chess fanatic who's been playing for a little over three and a half years. My goal is to become a Candidate Master before the age of 45. ... | Read More

      • taffy76
      • | Aug 26, 2015
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    • Opening Experiments

      Three rounds are played in a Friday evening club tournament. Because I only faced weaker oppenents until now, I tried more or less sharp openings that I do not play in general: In the first round I played the Scandinavin Defense for my first tim... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Aug 22, 2015
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    • MFO #1 Icelandic gambit

      The Icelandic gambit is a somewhat uncommon opening that derives from the NF6 variation of the scandinavian gambit it goes like this  After white captures the pawn black should take back with the bishop giving him 2 pieces out to whites 1 or... | Read More

      • Graber7
      • | Aug 20, 2015
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    • Scandenoni

      I am presenting with a new opening concept I came up with called the scandenoni it starts out as a scandinavian defense but when white instead pushes the pawn black goes into a benonni type setup.   I starting coming up with ideas for this sys... | Read More

      • Graber7
      • | Aug 18, 2015
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    • Before Thirty…One.

      Two years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Before Thirty” in which I detailed plans to complete some of my life goals. One of them was to publish a book before my thirtieth birthday (by the way, I got to that handstand in the end). The book was t... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 14, 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 »