Aims of the opening
Common aims in opening play
Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More
The header is right. I simply want to give some observations, which aren't new to most online chess players.
Today I started playing with my touchpad - and lost a piece to lack of it's precision. Mouse slips happen. Touchpad slips happen more oft... | Read More
For those who like to begin the chess game with 1.e4, there inevitably arises a question - what to play against 1. ... e5. Of course, that depends on taste and style of play. For a long time upon 1.e4 e5, one of my favorites is the King's Gambit, ... | Read More
I've been playing the Petroff, and quite often my opponents transpose into the Four Knights - a very tactical game that can get very complicated.
This comes out of a move - or combination of moves - that White played against me in one of my... | 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