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  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »

  • Polerio, Giulio Cesare

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    In 1574, Giulio Cesare Polerio (1548-1608) recorded the important opening variations of his time.  He was the first to mention the King’s Gambit, the Sicilian, the Two Knights Defense, and the Dutch.  In 1584 he wrote about th... Read More »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... Read More »

  • The Clemenz opening

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    The Clemenz, (Some times reffered to as the hippo) opening is an opening which new players tend to use a lot. It is not very helpful when trying to win a chess game and no grandmaster has ever used it in any of their games.     A more compl... Read More »

  • Cochrane, John

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    John Cochrane (1798-1978) was a Scottish master and lawyer who spent half his life in India.  He played chess in London while on vacation.   In 1815 he was a second lieutenant on the HMS Bellerophon, which transported Napoleon to hi... Read More »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • chessboard

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     A chessboard starts with the following:  in the first line: pawns, in the second line : the king, the queen, the bishops, the knights and the rooks.    At the end of the game, the pieces can do checkmate the enemy king. This is when the ki... Read More »

  • The Wikiopenings to Choose

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    Please may we have openings with a game (diagram) and name of the opening. this is in the comments. E.g. Diagram of opening below and name of opening below. Read More »