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  • Non-Master Assessments

    IM Silman Mar 7, 2011, 12:21 AM

    member Jemptymethod said: Here’s the thing Silman. This is the second week in a row where you’ve denigrated masters. But OMG when I dispute an IM’s opinion about an opening variation, I’ve committed the unforgivable...

  • The Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit

    IM Silman Aug 29, 2010, 4:15 PM

    Farbror asked: This is one of my favorite chess quotes: “Before our first Latvian posting I didn’t care for this gambit one way or the other. Now I hate it with a passion and, when I hit my 80th birthday, fully...

  • Two Opening Questions

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2009, 2:37 AM

    Two Opening Questions No-Name asked: A recent book by GM Glenn Flear advocates playing against the exchange Queen’s gambit thus: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4 (Which my mentor GM Hans Berliner...

  • Queen's Gambit Declined Elephant Trap

    kiesh2 Feb 20, 2009, 8:33 AM

    Hey everybody I have got a great opening for you guys to use against the very popular queen gambit. This is a strong opening for blitz games so please use it and tell me how it goes! This is it:                      A...

  • All the openings,traps and gambits

    ManUtdForever12 May 21, 2008, 4:14 AM

    I believe these are most of the openings and gambits and traps there is....Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation:...

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  • Collection of traps

    Sami_Lindholm May 23, 2016, 1:16 AM

    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 --...

  • Elephants Rampant

    neilparker62 Apr 29, 2016, 11:37 AM

    ECO C40: QP counter-gambit (elephant gambit). Black's pawns stampede forward!

  • Chess Traps

    Caitano05 Apr 9, 2016, 4:42 AM

    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...

  • Trappy Openings

    Firethorn15 Mar 25, 2016, 11:55 AM

    Here is how to deal with some annoying openings after 1.e4 for both sides. Starting with the least sound:   1. Matinovsky Gambit   2. Elephant Gambit     3. Latvian Gambit       None of the following attempt...

  • Opening preparation - Bishop's Opening

    achja Mar 6, 2016, 9:08 PM

    Since last year October I started to play the Bishop's Opening. The reason for that was because I was not happy with positions and results I got from the Scotch opening, and when playing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 as white I...

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