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    Links to the Past

    batgirl Oct 28, 2015, 11:34 AM

    This is the week of Halloween, a time when we dust the cobwebs, ressurect the dead and free the whispy ghosts of the departed.I thought this would be an appropriate time to open my own vault into the not-so-distant...

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    Do You Need To Study Junk Openings?

    GM Gserper Feb 1, 2015, 12:53 PM

    Some chess players love to play offbeat openings. I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to...

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    Surprises, Training, and Killer Instinct

    GM thamizhan Jun 6, 2011, 12:04 AM

    Dear Readers, We have been a part of chess.com for the past two and a half years writing opening columns. Today we are making a switch to help you guys by answering your questions. We have personally read some of...

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    The halloween Gambit explained

    KanekiBraun Apr 1, 2017, 10:08 AM

    The Halloween gambit is a very tricky Gambit and follows the phrase 'Trick or Treat". It is a variation of the four knights game and if played into can be a very brutal start for black.  The opening This is the...

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    Top five aggressive openings for black

    KanekiBraun Apr 1, 2017, 9:44 AM

    These are in my opinion, the five most aggressive openings for black. For more in detail explanations about each opening individually check out my other posts. Leave a comment on what openings do you think are the...

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    Aggressive openings for White

    KanekiBraun Mar 31, 2017, 7:10 PM

    These are what I believe are five of the most aggressive openings for white.  5. Italian Game The Italian game is a common opening for beginners and can be a great opening for more advanced players. This opening...

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