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    • Korchnoi and the "Chess" Musical

      Since Korchnoi passed away just recently, I've decided to go watch my DVD of the musical "Chess" again. It's the version with Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Adam Pascal. I know that Korchnoi was an inspiration for one the characters. It's a wonde... | Read More

    • How to Beat the Grob! | Read More

    • How to Play Advanced Chess

            How  to Play Advanced Chess ? So you know how to play chess. But have you come to a point where you meet a person you just can't beat? Do you know what En Passant is? A pawn storm? Lifting a rook? If you answered no to any of t... | Read More

      • Caitano05
      • | Apr 10, 2016
    • Evanston Tri Level (03/05/2016)

      Sorry for the late post...this tournament happened almost a whole week ago, but I had been sick the past couple of days and hadn't had much productivity on my end with regards to seriously analyzing games and writing blog posts during my own free ... | Read More

    • Bird pening

      Bird's Opening                                                                                                                              ... | Read More


  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »

  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Bloodgood, Claude Frizzel

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    Claude Frizzel Bloodgood (born Klaus Frizzel Bluttgutt III) was born in La Paz, Mexico on July 14, 1937 (some sources say he was born in 1924).  He was the author of The Tactical Grob, Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit(1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6), and Nimzov... Read More »