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  • 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 »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... 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 »

  • Anderssen's Opening

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    Anderssen's Opening is a defined by the opening move 1. a3.It is named after unofficial World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen, who played it three times in his 1858 match against Paul Morphy. While Anderssen was defeated decisively, the g... Read More »

  • Jerome, Alonzo

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    Alonzo Wheeler Jerome was born on March 8, 1834 in Four Mile Point, New York.      In September, 1863, he was drafted into the Union army during the Civil War, where he served as quartermaster, attaining the rank of quartermaster sergeant. ... 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 »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... 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 »