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  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Danish cracker

    The Danish Gambit is one of those daring 19th century openings that has inspired many amateur players. White gets a considerable lead in development at the cost of a couple of pawns. In such cases Black must be careful, of course, but here I feel... | Read More

  • Your Questions Answered By Andrew Martin

    International Master Andrew Martin from England presents a regular series of articles to answer any questions that readers have about the game of chess. If you want to ask Andrew a question, then send an email to and... | Read More

  • On Liver and Lollipops

    The Fried Liver Attack and the Lolli Attack are two venerable ideas for white that spring from the Two Knights Defense.  They are aimed at refuting black's play after the sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Nxd5 ?! This captu... | Read More

    • Killer tactic in my most recent game! [Puzzle]

      The position came out of the Scotch Gambit, I've never encountered the position before, however, in my opening studies I have encountered the ...Ne4 and Bd5 theme, so this line caught my eye! Who says Opening study has to just be useless memoriz... | Read More

      • GmPrice
      • | Feb 27, 2015
    • How to beat Scotch gambit as black?

      Can anyone suggest a good line against the scotch gambit please? Because i've lost almost every game recently as black and it seem white's initinitive is tremenduous following the pawn sac. | Read More

      • mrdynamic
      • | Jan 4, 2015
    • An International Style of Play Level Time :D

      This was a game I played against an opponent from Macedonia who apparently has a 'international style of play.'  So my plans from here on out is to improve in chess as a whole and to step up my level, and give tough competition to these kinds of... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Dec 5, 2014
    • Quad Game 60 min +30 sec/move results (3-0 !!)

      Hello DGCC chess members and other chess enthusiasts. I had a great time at Chess IQ this weekend. Ben Joseph and Greg Bungo were there, too, both playing some very exciting games.              Game 1- Sicilian Hyper-accelerated Drag... | Read More

      • Greydalf
      • | Oct 19, 2014
    • Simple Scotch

      A low turnout at Daventry tonight - just the four of us. Having already played some of the quickplay tourney games against Andy a couple of weeks ago, I played two of the other club members and won four games out of four pretty convincingly (which... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 15, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Giuoco Piano

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    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... 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 »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »