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    • Humbled by a Grandmaster

      One of the great things about is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with sky-high ratings taking on relat... | Read More

      • thejacka1
      • | Oct 19, 2016
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    • Midnight in Paris | Rapid 2

      I lied. This game actually came from the Scandinavian defence (1. e4 d5), but white played the 'advance' variation with 2. e5?! which I have christened the French Variation because of the pawn structure. (hence the title)   This Scandinavian 'F... | Read More

    • Openings for Development

      White   1.e4    Black has a few responses to this that are worth knowing a bit about.   1.e4 e5  2.f4!? The King's Gambit   I suggest the King's Gambit for white. It is the most aggressive opening and it is one of the most exciting... | Read More

    • Destroyer Marks Blog

      Hi this is Destroyer Mark here with his blog! Enjoy   So lets start of with a little about myself. I have been playing chess since i was about seven and have tried (and still am trying) to improve. I mostly play blitz bullet, and do tactics on t... | Read More

    • FM/WFM Jogja Istimewa Open Chess Tournament 2016

      What an amazing experience that i had from Jogja a week ago. With the time control 90m + 30s, 6 out of 9, not a bad result. Anyway, today i'm going to show you my 3 lost games at the tournament. Take a look!   My first lost game is between Me (... | Read More

      • mazmik25
      • | Aug 24, 2016

  • En Passant

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    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 ... Read More »

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • Greek Defence

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  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »