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  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack's Thumbnail

    The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 19, 2016, 1:52 AM

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge...

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    An Opening Line For Club Players

    GM Gserper Jan 23, 2016, 12:22 PM

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there...

  • How Do I Get That 1800 Into A Fried Liver?'s Thumbnail

    How Do I Get That 1800 Into A Fried Liver?

    NM danheisman Nov 8, 2014, 7:45 AM

    "Is the Fried Liver Attack good to play against players rated 1800-2000?" This was one of the questions in this month's Chess.com TV show "Q&A with Coach Heisman. My answer: "Well, yes, but that's not the problem...

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  • Trompowsky Attack. part 6's Thumbnail

    Trompowsky Attack. part 6

    robertrange Feb 6, 2017, 8:59 PM

    Now Black has to lay his cards on the table. The most solid move is undoubtedly 3... d5, but if White is willing to sacrifice a pawn with 4 f3 Nf6 5 e4, even this will lead to sharp play. White is in effect playing...

  • NEW YEAR MATCHES --> TU <-- starting from DEC 30 to JAN 02's Thumbnail

    NEW YEAR MATCHES --> TU <-- starting from DEC 30 to JAN 02

    why0712 Dec 26, 2016, 9:48 AM

    RESPECT vs. TU OPEN 14 days Dec 31https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=742584 Knights Of Honor vs. TU OPEN 3 days Jan 1https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=742900NAMASTÉ vs. TU OPEN Jan1https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=741140PHILIPPINES'...

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    Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    eliny10 Oct 15, 2014, 6:33 PM

    The blackmar diemer gambit is a tool used by white to gain enormous attacking chances by the sacrifice of the f pawn.  This gambit does not see much play in high rated chess since it is theoretically unsound, however...

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  • The Halosar Trap's Thumbnail

    The Halosar Trap

    nish924b Mar 13, 2017, 12:04 PM

    1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Kc3 This opening is Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. White intends to follow with f3 after this.   And if black takes f-pawn, there are two ways to take f-pawn. Qxf3 or Nxf3. White can play aggressive...

  • strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)'s Thumbnail

    strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

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    The Safest Scandinavian by Vassilios Kotronias

    IM pfren Dec 22, 2016, 1:31 PM

    The book is one of the latest additions to my chess library, as well as one of the most impressive ones.The target audience of the book is class players with limited time for opening preparation, but however this...

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