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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




  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »

  • 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 »