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    • Rejoining the fight - game 5

      This is a blog about a former NM who basically retired from serious chess for about 15 years to pursue family and career, trying to make a mini comeback without studying too much or working too hard. Each blog will see me annotate a game from my t... | Read More

    • Chess: From Beginners to Club APK - Free game for Android

      You are viewing Chess: From Beginners to Club app version 0.9.6 for free which is produce by Chess King. This app is one of Board Games which require your Mobile or Tablet using Android 2.3.2+. You also can find more information and click to the l... | Read More

      • chuduy
      • | Apr 11, 2016
    • Priorslee lions V Telepost A

      Well this was a strange match with both teams needing to win by a huge margin to have any real hope of lifting the title, the win much more desperate for ourselves as Telepost had points on the board already and we needed to win to overhaul them a... | Read More

    • System Expecture

      Hello guys this is Aditya Mittal from India.This is my first blog and in my blogs I will talk about many systems in which I use in my style of play.Today it is System Expecture i.e a system useful in openings.It means to play an opening which is... | Read More

      • Garuddd
      • | Apr 1, 2016
    • Alekhine's Opening Tastes

      Chessbase Master Class Volume 3 on Alekhine contains an excellent opening survey by GM Dorian Rogozenco.   He covers the ideas introduced by Alekhine in the opening. Specificallly French Defence as White, playing h4 to sacrifice a pawn opening ... | Read More

  • En passant

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    • | 1117 Reads

    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

    • 685 Reads
    • | 685 Reads

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

    • 449 Reads
    • | 449 Reads

    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • Greek Defence

    • 2 Reads
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  • Black Knight's Tango

    • 10 Reads
    • | 10 Reads

    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »