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  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More

  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many Chess.com members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... | Read More

  • A Potpourri of Traps

    Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of gaining a quick victory appears.  B... | Read More


    • Collection of traps

      I've collected many traps that are played in the most common openings.Feel free to post a common trap I've missed or an uncommon trap as well.Legal Trap(Italian game -- White) Blackburne's Trap(Italian game -- Black) Magnus Smith Trap(Sicil... | Read More

    • Chess Traps

      Ordered by chess opening: Albin Countergambit: Lasker Trap Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Halosar Trap Bogo-Indian Defence: Monticelli Trap Budapest Gambit: Kieninger Trap Italian Game: Blackburne Shilling Gambit Petrov's Defence: Marshall Trap P... | Read More

    • Lesson: The Lasker Trap

      The Lasker Trap Here is a lesson on the lasker trap. One of my favourite traps and one of the first that I learned. It comes from the albin countergambit.     This is going to be very difficult for white to defend and for black it's pret... | Read More

      • Steikt
      • | Apr 3, 2016
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    • Opening traps and miniatures

      We can learn a thing or two from really short wins and losses. One of the first things that I did learn about was the Damiano Defense. Very interesting to learn about the pushing of the f pawn in the opening, which can cause trouble because of a... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 18, 2016
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    • Gambits & Countergambits

      Just a short glossary of some dynamic choices for black and white, for my own personal reference. Danish Gambit King's Gambit, Muzio Gambit King's Gambit, Falkbeer Countergambit Queen's Gambit, Albin Countergambit Giuoco Piano, Evan... | Read More


Video Lessons


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  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Showalter, Jackson Whipps

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    In 1890, Jackson Whipps Showalter (1860-1935) won the United States Chess Association’s 3rd Annual Congress Championship tournament in St. Louis.  Shortly after this tournament in 1890, he lost a match to Max Judd by a score of 7-3... Read More »

  • Albin, Adolf

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    Adolf Albin (1848-1920) was a Romanian chess master (born in Bucharest) who learned the game at age 23.  In 1872 he authored the first chess book written in Romanian, Amiculu Jocului de Schach.   He played in his first international... Read More »