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    • Decisively Punish Aggressive Opening Moves

      Today I want to go over how to respond to aggressive moves by Black in the opening. No, I cannot go over every variation you might ever see, but we will go over one game that I played that will help you to have a new set of eyes when you... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 11, 2015
    • My First Scandinavian Defense With Black

      On Friday I played in a regional evening tournament (you play seven rounds on seven Friday evenings). As usual in the first round, you will face either a much stronger or, as it has been in my case, a much weaker opponent because of the large fiel... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jun 27, 2015
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    • Seventh game: a tactics problem

      Here again, here is my seventh game at XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. My opponent this round was Bernabé Hornos from Gavà. It was a very short game (just 20 moves), decided by a tactical blow. After four sicilian games in a row we playe... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Jun 6, 2015
    • Whippersnappers! Q & A with Coach NM Dan Heisman!

      Bring your questions to ChessTV for Coach Heisman. Post the pgn/fen, if possible! Renowned chess coach and author NM Dan Heisman has a question and answer show called Q & A with Coach Heisman on the first Friday of every month. Today/Friday Ju... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jun 5, 2015
    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 3: Openings for Black

      In this part, I will discuss choosing openings for Black. This is much more straightforward than figuring out what to do as White. There are "many roads to Rome," as it were. The main question you need to ask yourself is: are you more interested ... | Read More

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »