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  • 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

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More

  • 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


    • Playing Against the Scandinavian Defense - Part 1

      A serious 1.e4 player needs to prepare against all possible responses by Black and The Scandinavian Defense is not to be missed. It's often played by opponents who want to rattle you with a "Surprise Opening" you're less familiar with and they'... | Read More

    • Scandinavian Defense!

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    • A Chess Adventure!

      A little about me and my chess journey that hopefully will inspire you to seek your own: my dad first taught me how to play chess when I was around 5                             But I didn't take up the game in earne... | Read More

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      • | Feb 1, 2015
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    • Amazing tactics

      Sometimes it happens so that it is worth thinking for 5-7 seconds more before making an obvious and not a bad move, even if it is a 3 min blitz  One of examples for that might be the following: White to move ... There is something much better... | Read More

      • schachfan1
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • How well you know opening names #4

      Yes its finally here ! I was strugeling to find some time, but lets see how well you know names of the common black defenses ! Thats right today you will be looking for moves from blacks prespective. So without further rewiev lets move to no. 1 ... | Read More

      • Vojtcz
      • | Jan 19, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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    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 contro... 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 (continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »