I'm not a particularly strong player. Or, to put it another way, you're never going to see me with a very high rating. Serious, competitive chess does not appeal to me greatly and I much prefer blitz, casual games, and learning more.
Neverthel... | Read More
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To help with the sorrow.
The Fighting Philidor
Why do we call it the Fighting Philidor?
Well we will answer this question later.
Lets start at the beginning!
What is the Philidor Defence?
The Philido... | Read More
The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.)
Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More
I had previously posted some lines that highlighted traps in the Philidor defense. I decided to play a few quick 10 min. games to see if I could get one to work. I was able to get one game but what surprised me was that the Elephant Gambit I p... | Read More
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5
2. Game with analysis
3. Complete text of the analysis of the game
5. Other blogs of mine on this opening
The Elephant Gambit, also known a... | Read More