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  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More

  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • The Extra Knight

    Professor: Hello, class. Idris: Hello, professor. A number of people were smiling. Rachel: So, is there a plan for today? Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan? Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player. Lucian... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More


    • Chess Tactics Training in the last month

      As said in an earlier blog post, i try to apply this method of tactical training: http://www.chess.com/blog/Die_Schanze/dan-heismans-recommended-tactic-training-applied So i started on Arpil 27th: With this i think had a much better feeling ... | Read More

    • 1700 ELO again! With a nice French Exchange win.

      Looking back at my statistics on Chess.com, it's interesting to note that I have only surpass the 1700 ELO mark on 4 occasions, 2x this year and 1x in 2011. Hopefully this means that I"m on the right track to understanding this beautiful game bett... | Read More

    • Getting better at tactics !

      Been doing tactic puzzles for some years now. And this week something very surprising happened. On chess.com with the TT I've gone over 2300 (which number surprised me) and then I've reset it after a while, starting from scratch and now over 200... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 13, 2015
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      • | 20 comments
    • Fischer-Sozin Attack with World Champions

      I have a database of 28 000 games that includes only the games of World Champions from Morphy to Carlsen. The very excellent freeware "Scid vs. PC" has a function "Opening Report" that gives a report from any given position, and I tested this with... | Read More

      • kj63
      • | May 11, 2015
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      • | 3 comments
    • Men vs. Women - Who Plays Better?

      It’s been a looooong time since our last blog but the long-planned article is finally there. And as it seems just on time as it coincides with the verbal exchange between Nigel Short and some female chess players. Purely coincidence. So here co... | Read More



  • 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »