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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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  • Atacar al Elefante Attack The Elephant

    IM BorisMatovsky Feb 4, 2017, 3:38 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qBpSmZwkA&t=6s Esta es la partida del Vídeo en Inglés. (1) Dolzhikova,K - Ianovsky,A [C40] Kiev (Game 2), 200E5 [M.I. Boudy Bueno, Julio L.]   [The elephant gambit, like the...

  • Revolutionary Duras

    Hartsteen Nov 7, 2016, 1:39 AM

    We have theme matches with Duras (Elephant) Gambit. Starting Nov. 10. Revolutionary Duras 1 Rating 1500-2000 vs. CzechoSlovakia https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=727874 Revolutionary Duras 2 Rating 1200-1600...

  • Nakamura Finally Beats Carlsen, Leads In Bilbao

    PeterDoggers Jul 13, 2016, 11:49 AM

    The spell has been broken. Today, Hikaru Nakamura finally managed to beat Magnus Carlsen in a classical game, at the Bilbao Masters. As the other two games were drawn, Nakamura leads the tournament. For...

  • World Championship Will Rotate Around 12 New York Landmarks

    FM MikeKlein Apr 1, 2016, 1:02 AM

    This is going to be a world championship unlike any other. The chess world waited many months for the announcement of New York City as the location for November's World Championship Match. Now we also know the...

  • Trample time! <1800

    Simone070792 Dec 24, 2014, 10:41 AM

    Hi fellow vikings ^^ First of all, I too want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas ^^ Ok, let's get down to business :) We have a match for all players below 1800 coming up.Opening: Elephant Gambit.Ergo: IT'S...

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