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  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Video Series

    What makes chess beautiful is what remains undiscovered in its lesser-used openings. Obviously, some theory remains more popular than others and for good reason. Regardless, becoming acquainted with the ugly ducklings of chess, like the Scandinavi... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 7

    As I’ve often said, when mastering a new concept it’s important to first study the concept’s basic nuts and bolts, look at all variations of that concept, and finally go over hundreds (even better is thousands) of games featuring... | Read More

  • Do You Need To Study Junk Openings?

    Some chess players love to play offbeat openings. I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More


    • Ça plane pour moi or Rapid chess tournaments in Płock and Bydgoszcz

      My friend Piotr doesn’t miss any opportunity to play in rapid chess tournaments in Toruń and nearby towns recently. When early February he offered me a shared trip to Płock to play in the local Grand Prix series, I agreed instantly, since it... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • The Lasker Trap

      The Lasker Trap, a fun trap named after Emanuel Lasker comes from the Albin Counter-Gambit after: Which brings us to our puzzle: Now black can easily resign in sight of 9... Qxd1: This is an intresting trap to work with in low level blitz ga... | Read More

      • Zsgurwitz
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • Lone Star Open 2015

      I have been actively studying chess for 10 months now. I mostly practice with tactics problems, and I have yet to study openings. My 960 (P22) rating was probably the result of poor performance in quick G30 games. I had only played 2 longer games ... | Read More

      • Ybarsabal
      • | Mar 26, 2015
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    • The Fried Liver Attack (Fegatello) *Lolli Attack

      R.J. Fishcher vs. T.Rouse Chicago (simul) 1964From: The Greatest Ever chess tricks and traps, Gary Lane  | Read More

      • DAlbanesi
      • | Mar 24, 2015
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    • A good trap for 1.e4 blitz players to know about

      A few years ago, I would say about 10 or so, when I still played 1.e4 and blitz with regularity (I seem to be playing 1.b3 and correspondence theme tournaments most of my time), I noticed that everyone approached my play with the white pieces prac... | Read More

      • Tacomandy
      • | Mar 23, 2015
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  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »