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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


    • Biggest shock in England! ;)

      Well I dont blog much due to little interest. Which is a shame for the most improved adult in the country in the last 3 years in England. And being a Chess Teacher also feel I can explain things well and help many others. But thought I had to post... | Read More

    • Smith Morra Gambit article!

      There is an error.I am from Sayreville New Jersey now living in Pompton Lakes.http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/11/chess_mate_appreciating_jerseyans_expert_play.html#incart_river | Read More

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      • | Nov 30, 2014
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    • what is a gambit ?

      Gambit,Sacrificing our pawn or knight or bishop or rook or even queen. That sacrifice may be for the followinng reasons... 1.Lead in developement. 2.Some other compensation. 3.May be a deflection. 4.May be a checkmate. 5.Creating open files f... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Nov 28, 2014
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    • power of smith morra gambit

      check this out... Smith morra vs Sicilian http://live.chess.com/live?v=2014091601#g=958424025 | Read More

    • Trapped queen in Smith morra Gambit game

      http://live.chess.com/live?v=2014091601#g=958371414 CHECK THIS OUT... I was learning a new defence against sicilian and tried the smith morra gambit and it was not bad. His queen was trapped  in about 16 moves. | Read More



  • 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 »