A Shocking New Queen Sac in the Bf4 Grunfeld

A Shocking New Queen Sac in the Bf4 Grunfeld

NM Anhao
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May 22, 2020

The Grunfeld is probably the only 'fianchetto' opening for black left standing these days in terms of theoretical soundness (although I think the Dragon is severely underrated). There are countless lines where white comes within a fraction of a te...

Opening Bomb Diary #15: The Baltic Bomb

Opening Bomb Diary #15: The Baltic Bomb

NM Anhao
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Feb 8, 2020

There's a huge group of players that like to start with 1.Nf3, and only after 1.d5, they play 2.d4. This move order avoids the Benko Gambit, the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Chigorin, and all the Benonis. In other words, this is no problem for normal...

Opening Bomb Diary #14: Refuting the 3.h6 French

Opening Bomb Diary #14: Refuting the 3.h6 French

NM Anhao
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Jan 2, 2020

Happy New Year! To kick things off, I'd like to share one of the most lethal discoveries I've recently found: a new idea that might refute the popular 3.h6 French.  One of the advantages of playing the French as black is that it's great to ...

Opening Bomb Diary #13: A Nuke in the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld

Opening Bomb Diary #13: A Nuke in the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld

NM Anhao
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Dec 6, 2019

I've always enjoyed studying the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld for the wealth of creative ideas that are possible for black. It's one of those lines that for some reason keeps on giving. For instance, here are just a few exotic tries I've toyed around with in th...

A Futuristic Find in the Albin Counter-Gambit

A Futuristic Find in the Albin Counter-Gambit

NM Anhao
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Sep 13, 2019

I have always been a Fianchetto player through and through. To give you an idea, my first ever chess opening was the Hippo, which I literally played every game for both white and black up to 2100 USCF.  It goes without saying that I needed to...

A Shocking Novelty against the a6-Slav

A Shocking Novelty against the a6-Slav

NM Anhao
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Aug 25, 2019

Every so often while panning for new ideas I come across one that meets all my criteria for what I consider to be the perfect novelty: Shock-Factor: Is the idea deep or bizarre enough to even stump computers at first? Does it camouflage well and...