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  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Kmoch, Hans

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    Johann (Hans) Joseph Kmoch (1894-1973) was a chess author and International Master (1950) and International Arbiter (1951).   He was the referee in the Alekhine-Euwe World Championship match in 1935.  Euwe chose him as his... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • Argentina

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    In 1860, the first chess club in Argentina was formed.  In 1921, the first Argentine Championship was held, won by Damian Reca (1894-1937).  In 1927, Buenos Aires was the site of the world championship match between Capablanca and Alekhi... 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 »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »

  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »