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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

    • Opening preparation - doing homework

      When playing lots of blitz chess it happens that one comes across offbeat opening lines, which can be cool, challenging, interesting and ... sometimes tiring :) A few times already opponents played b2b3 in the Scandinavian defense with white. ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Oct 7, 2015
    • The Sämisch Gambit with Reversed Colors

      Yesterday, I played an interesting game in a local tournament. I already shocked my opponent with my first move (1.Nf3 Nc6). The idea of developing the knight to c6 after 1.Nf3 came to me in a game that I played some time ago. It allows many tra... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Oct 3, 2015
    • Rapid fire

      I've had the opportunity to play a couple of rapid tournaments recently, in a weak attempt to shake off the rust before the European league season starts. There was a nice 'holiday' rapid in Luxembourg, whose chess community is super fun and soci... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Oct 2, 2015
    • lebesgue72 vs. byrne926: B01 Scandinavian (Center Counter) Defense 9/20/2015

      Hi all! This is a game that I played a couple of days ago. White gained a tempo on black's queen, with possibilities for center control and development, but black's queen had a moderately decent spot to go to(the a5 square), especially considering... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Sep 27, 2015
    • From 1400 to 1500 : Working on your openings - part 1

      This week I played twice against the same player in a tourney, and two times he/she played the same mediocre opening line. This was an example about not learning, and not improving your opening play. Studying openings can be overrated by some, bu... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Sep 21, 2015

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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 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 »