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  • Lets Explore The Smith Morra Gambit

    Hey everyone, as anyone who has played the Sicilian against myself they would be aware that i like to respond with the Smith-Morra gambit: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3.               Well i figured i might as well try and explain som... | Read More

  • Open Files

    Open Files When is a file open for my rooks? A file is said to be open for the rook when there is none of his own pawns on the file. If there is one then the file is said to be masked. Why Should I Control the Open File? Rooks need open files ... | Read More

  • Lets Explore The Smith Morra Gambit

    Hey everyone, as anyone who has played the Sicilian against myself they would be aware that i like to respond with the Smith-Morra gambit: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3.               Well i figured i might as well try and explain som... | Read More


    • Overemphasizing the importance of openings, part 1

      Openings just aren't as important as you or I probably make it out to be. At least the way I used to study it. Using a computer to come up with which openings have the best "score" is in my opinion not a very productive method of studying.   Ho... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Aug 23, 2014
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    • Today's Game - Smith Morra Gambit #2

      Today I played a 60|0 game I'm quite proud of, analysis after the game showed very little inaccuracies but overall my play was quite accurate. Some of the puzzles, comments can be open to discussions, feel free to share your thoughts in the comm... | Read More

      • Stormstout
      • | Jun 25, 2014
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      • | 3 comments
    • Today's Game - Smith Morra Gambit

      This was a 45|45 game played in live chess against a familiar opponent, MSC157. This was the first game of this year's Summer APA.  | Read More

      • Stormstout
      • | Jun 20, 2014
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      • | 9 comments
    • Knight sac miniature.

      ECO B21: Smith Morra Gambit. | Read More

    • Smith Morra Gambit

      Hello guys! I would like to know more about the Smith Morra Gambit along with possible variations. If you have any variations to share. Post a comment.  First off, if you haven't heard of the Smith Morra Gambit, here is a position of the Smit... | Read More

      • crush07
      • | May 20, 2014
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  • 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 »