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    • Back to the Sicilian

      A few weeks ago a chess friend asked me how my score was with Scandinavian defense, and I looked it up for recent games. About 80% for 720 games. He was impressed but also wrote that he thinks that the Scandinavian defense easily gives white a goo... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Oct 21, 2015
    • Tourney - Game 1

      Finished one game so far in the tournament, a win against a player ranked around 100 points over me. I'm still playing too fast and need to ration moves a bit more when there are ten simultaneous games and the little game ready icon is always busy... | Read More

      • sam_acw
      • | Oct 15, 2015
    • Being a Beginner...understanding my own progression

      Oct 12, 2015 (Monday): Studied Scandinavian Defense today.... One response to "e4"...."d5" But maybe this is not a good response. It seems like black is always trying to re-establish control. ......More thoughts on this later....   Later... Now... | Read More

      • Karowyn
      • | Oct 12, 2015
    • 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
    • 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

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 Reads
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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 »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 Reads
    • | 305 Reads

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    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 »

  • 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 »