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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

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many Chess.com members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

  • Bent Larsen's Monster

    Today we will be taking a look at what is, on the surface, a grotesque combination of Bird's Opening and the Orangutang. Combining these two obscure openings might seem to create a monster worthy of Dr. Moreau -- or perhaps Dixon Bainbridge of The... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit II

    Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn Non-Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn - Dr. Lindehn's Games at Odds  The Northern Gambit Part I | Read More

    • Rook-endgame - Steckner Position

      Normally I would write about Swedish GM Ulf Andersson - about his way of playing our beloved game of chess. But this blog post is about a Rook endgame I recently saw in the Danish Chessmagazine "Skakbladet" It is going to be quite complicated. B... | Read More

      • Posiskak
      • | Sep 2, 2016
    • My Blog post from the hygge rebel

      A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to write for the Hygge Rebel, a blog maintained by my friend Diamond. As I am told, hygge is loosely translated to "the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures." Lovely word.   Here is my submission... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Jun 25, 2016
    • Danish Gambit(Explained)

      Today I am going to show Danish Gambit and a game played with danish gambit.   In Danish Gambit white gives away two pawns for fast development.     Try and play Danish Gambit with me and I will show how to defend against it.   Here is the g... | Read More

    • Danish Gambit - Queen Trap

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      • DAlbanesi
      • | Jun 13, 2016
    • Danish Gambit - Checkmate Trap

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      • DAlbanesi
      • | Jun 13, 2016
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Video Lessons

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • 1935 in chess

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    In 1935, the magazine CHESS was founded by B.H. Wood in Sutton Coldfield. In January 1935, Isaac Kashdan and A. Kupchik tied for 1st in the Manhattan Chess Club championship.  After dividing the prize money, they played one game to decide the Cl... Read More »

  • 1934 in chess

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    In January 1934, the Log Cabin Chess Club was founded by E. Forry Laucks in West Orange, New Jersey. In January 1934, Reuben Fine won the 17th Marshall Chess Club Championship. On January 5, 1934, the 14th Christmas Congress finished in Hastin... Read More »

  • Larsen, Bent

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    Bent Jorgen Larsen, born March 4, 1935, is a Danish Grandmaster (1956) who now lives in Buenos Aires with his Argentinean wife. In 1954 at the age of 19, he won the Danish championship and became an International Master.  Larsen won the Danis... Read More »