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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #17 - Playing by the Rules

    The Professor began somewhat formally: “For those who are feeling a bit rambunctious, let’s bring up the topic of rules. Particularly, let’s talk about a rule that was changed in the last 150 years or so.” --- “What rule is that?” Zeph... | Read More

  • Lasker's Bishop Chase

    The so-called Lasker variation of the Scandinavian Defense (a.k.a. Center Counter) arises after this sequence of moves: I was not able to find one single game where the second world champion played the variation named after him. My guess is... | Read More

  • The Queen in the Opening, Part Three

    Today we'll analyze the last case of the Queen getting to the center early in the game.  This time she doesn't go there voluntarily, since she must do it to recapture a piece or a pawn to keep material even.  The simplest example is the ... | Read More

  • New Chess Openings

    In the course of updating the Caxton Named Opening list I have been reading both the New in Chess Yearbooks and SOS series. Opening novelties are not dead. New ideas have been aided by computer tools, which have also rescued many obscure old ideas... | Read More

  • Transpositions

    "The other day someone was talking about how an opening I played "transposed" to another opening. What does this mean?" Dear Reader, Transposition is one of the easier concepts in chess and yet it can be really painful if you do not understand... | Read More


    • Queen sacrifices and its psychology

      The queen is a powerful piece with lots of admirers. Many bow for her and handle her with respect. The king is a loser, needs protection all the time, except in the endgame where the king can free himself and do all the crazy things. Looking at ... | Read More

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    • chess opening

      chess opening  is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.  Volume A: Flank openings English Opening Benoni Defense Dutch Defence Réti Opening Benko Gambit Old Indian Defense Bird's Opening Irregular openings, etc. Volume B:... | Read More

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    • Quick development in the Scandinavian Defense

      Michael, one of my students from Norway played this game. He put his pieces in action quickly. His opponent played passively and when he tried to attack, then Michael had a strong counter-attacking move with his bishop to force a better pawn struc... | Read More

    • Scandinavian Kid

      How can you win with the scandinavian defense? Castle long, attack the center and then bring your attack against the white king! Looks too easy?  5 years ago, against the Mexican International Master Julian Estrada it worked.  When you repla... | Read More

    • Quick development in the Scandinavian Defense

      Michael, one of my students from Norway played this game. He put his pieces in action quickly. His opponent played passively and when he tried to attack, then Michael had a strong counter-attacking move with his bishop to force a better pawn struc... | Read More




  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 0-0(continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... 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 »