Chessopedia: Online Chess Encylopedia


  • Rex Gambit!!!

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  • Gambit

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  • Knight's tour

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    The “Knight’s Tour” is an ancient chess puzzle in which the object is to move a knight, starting from any square on a chess board, to every other square, landing on each square only once.  The Knight’s Tour problem fas... Read More »

  • Castling

    • 207 Reads
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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation

    • 167 Reads
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    The Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6.  Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »

  • Yugoslav Attack

    • 138 Reads
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    The Yugoslav Attack is in the Sicilian Dragon and is one of main lines White can choose from.   In this Variation, both sides castle opposite sides which results in attacking!  Read More »

  • Fork

    • 128 Reads
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    A fork is a chess term for when one piece simultaneously attacks two enemy pieces or pawns. This often results in a loss of material for the side receiving the fork. A "royal fork" is when the queen and king are both attacked at the same time. Read More »