The Accelerated Dragon (or Accelerated Fianchetto) is a chess opening variation of the Sicilian Defence that begins with the moves:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6
The Accelerated Dragon features an... | Read More
There are many different openings out there, each with its own different variations and plans. There are the highly theoretical openings such as the Sicilian Najdorf, King's Indian, Winawer French, etc. that offer excellent attacking chances but r... | Read More
It's funny how time repeats itself. Here I am, like last week, once again drained and STILL under the weather after a very long chess day on Twitter and watching the games and our recap shows that I'm sitting here doing an... | Read More
It happened a week ago, and now that the emotions quieted, I feel ready to write about it. At first I was just a casual observer, watching a simul and taking pictures:
The guy has good; the old man wearing the Brooklyn cap was losing after only... | Read More
Letting your rook fianchettoed is often not a good idea. In the last 7 days, two of my opponents did fianchetto their rook. Let's have a look at the drawbacks of this.
Now you have hopefully learned that a rook fianchetto is often a bad idea.
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