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  • 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

  • The 6 Elements of Chess pt10

    The 6 Elements of Chess Part 10 by NM Steve Colding Exploiting a Force Advantage.      Exploiting a force advantage has to do with trading in the right and proper way. What is the right and proper way you ask reader? Well fort... | Read More


    • Ye Cannae Beat the Canny Scotch!

      Ch3ckm8 in 8!.... it was a braw bricht moonlicht nicht this Monday nicht at oor wee chess club. Below is a nice little trap in the Scotch Gambit that I was lucky to pull off in our Monday night rapid. (still had 8 minutes left on the old tick to... | Read More

    • Game 49: Quick victory with the Scotch Gambit

      My opponent is Ed on June 10, 2014.  Ed makes the early mistake of wasting a move (4...h6), then accepting a gambit.  With my lead in development, I enter into a series of moves which give him very unpalatable choices, and ultimately checkmate h... | Read More

      • mrsuitcase
      • | Jun 10, 2014
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    • E4 E5 : The open games

                                                                                                                                                         E4 E5: The open games   ... | Read More

      • Till_98
      • | May 15, 2014
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    • Game 3 of 100 - Scotch Gambit (White)

      Tactic that decided the game: 15.Nf5! Double Attack | Read More

      • Sir_Speedy
      • | Mar 29, 2014
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    • Road to Advanced #3

      (Intermediate: The Opening continued...) http://www.chess.com/article/view/study-plan-for-intermediate-players-the-opening2 3. - 4. - 5. done, done and done. 2. Aim for Consistency Game 1 - Scotch Gambit   Game 2 - Smith Morra: Easy mode ... | Read More

      • Sir_Speedy
      • | Mar 29, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »