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    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • Improving your opening play

      Can an amateur chess player contribute to opening knowledge worldwide ? Of course that is possible ! (Technically former chess world champion Max Euwe was an amateur chess player, since he was a teacher at school, playing chess in his spare tim... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • First over-the-board game!

      As I told you a few days ago, I've joined a Chess Club and I was going to play my first official on-the-board game. The tournament is the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. As an starting player in the Catalan Federation I start with a 1700 ra... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • New Material!

      It's been a while since I posted any of my USCF games in my blog. I didn't play at all for most of the winter and have recently began playing on a more regular basis.  I write this with several audiences in mind, but mainly for those students wh... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer Crushes the Scandinavian Defense

      Hello Chess Fans! Today we'll take a step back in-time and watch and learn from Bobby Fischer as he fights his way through the less often played Scandinavian Defense. Remember, Bobby had already gained a reputation as being a "Rising  Star" in ... | 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 »

  • Bird's Opening

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    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... 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 »