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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 Chess.com readers have about the game of chess. If you want to ask Andrew a question, then send an email to askandrew@chess.com 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


    • 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
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    • Frome Chess Congress 2014 (10/11 May)

      25th Annual congress held at Selwood Academy on 9/10/11th May. Taking a round one bye, my results were as follows: Round 2: Playing white I was able to play my preferred Scotch gambit opening, which my opponent wasn't familiar with (4...H6). Afte... | Read More

      • DrDeal
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • My World Open: Fireworks and Falling Short

      Good time of day to you my dear chess friends, As promised in my last post on analysis in the Scandinavian, I am here to day to bring you some analysis of interesting games and positions from my games at the World Open U2000 played during the fou... | Read More

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  • 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 »

  • King's Gambit

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  • 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »