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  • Modern Defence

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      In the Modern Defense, also known as the Robatsch Defense, after Karl Robatsch, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit Accepted

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    The Queen's Gambit Accepted, commonly abbreviated to QGA, is characterized by the opening moves: 1. d4 d52. c4 dxc4The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings classifies the Queen's Gambit Accepted under codes D20 to D29. The Queen's Gambit i... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Soviet Championship

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    The first Soviet Championship was in 1920, won by Alekhine.  It was called the Russian Chess Olympiad at the time.  It was held in Moscow.  The chief complaint at the first Soviet Championship was the food.  The food consisted ... Read More »

  • Lopez de Segura (Sigura), Ruy

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    Ruy Lopez (1530-1580) was a Spanish priest and one of the leading players of his day.  In 1559-60 he went to Rome to attend an ecclesiastical conference.  It was there that he defeated all the best players in Rome, including Leonardo.&nb... 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 »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Duras, Oldrich

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    Oldrich Duras (1882-1957) was a Czech champion (1905, 1907, and 1909) and grandmaster (1950) who was one of the world’s top 10 players from 1906 to 1914.  In 1912, he tied for first in the German championship.  During World War I h... Read More »