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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

    abc_420 Oct 31, 2017, 4:57 AM

    Nice way to learn the Halloween Gambit on the auspicious occasion of Halloween Day.....  Find more games here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1029472

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    I just love that Halloween style!

    FearlessKing Jun 21, 2017, 5:04 PM

    Here's a quick game in the Halloween gambit where black makes a common inaccuracy that I was able to capitalize on thanks to my preparation!   1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5?!     My favorite dubious...

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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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