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  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • The Velimirovic's Guide to the Modern Benoni

    In last week's article we discussed the chess heritage of GM Dragoljub Velimirovic. You probably noticed that all the games used for the article shared the same opening - the Sicilian Defense. This is, of course, not a coincidence s... | Read More

  • Requiem for a Romantic

    Chess is a reflection of life. Our modern lives go faster and so too do the time controls we play today. When I tell kids that I played the so-called Capablanca's time control (two hours and 30 minutes for the first 40 moves) and then the game wou... | Read More


    • lebesgue72 vs. hamidrezaie: Sicilian defense game: 8/13/14

      Hi! This is a Sicilian defense game. Black got an isolated queen's pawn, while I didn't have any pawns in the center. Also, my dark squares near my king ended up being weakened. Some key dark squares were available to black to get pieces attacking... | Read More

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      • | Aug 13, 2014
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    • Hou Yifan vs Sabrina Vega Gutierrez - 41st Chess Olympiad 2014 - Round 10

      This is the round 10 game between the current women's world chess champion, Grandmaster Hou Yifan of China, and International Master Sabrina Vega Gutierrez of Spain. It's from the 41st Chess Olympiad Women's Section 2014 which is held in Tromsø, ... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 41st Chess Olympiad 2014 - Round 4

      This is the round 4 game between World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland from the 41st Chess Olympiad Open 2014 which is held in Tromsø, Norway. Carlsen played the closed system in response to Wojtaszek's S... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense

      An introduction to playing with and against the various lines of the Open Sicilian Defense. Covering the 3 major lines: (1) 2...d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3; (2) 2...Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4; (3) 2...e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4  YouTube Link https://www.yo... | Read More

    • Pairwise comparison of chess opening variations

      SUMMARY: Pairwise comparisons show that there is no difference between the B70 Sicilian Defense/Dragon Variation and the B90 Sicilian Defense/Najdorf Variation in terms of the probability vector. The data are consistent with our null hypothesis t... | Read More

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • king's indian attack and defense

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    attack:1.nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.bg2 bg6 4.0-0 0-0(continue your own game after that). COME BACK ON CHESSOPEDIA FOR "MORE WAYS TO WIN" Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »