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    • The Sicilian Defense!

                            The Sicilian Defense is my favorite defense as Black against 1.e4. It is considered to be the most challenging reply against 1.e4 by many. It is played by a lot great chess players like Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fische... | Read More

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      • | Jan 8, 2016
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  • Smith-Morra Gambit

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      The Smith-Morra Gambit (or simply Morra Gambit) is a gambit against the Sicilian Defence distinguished by the moves 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3. It is not common in grandmaster games, but at club level chess it can be an excellent weapo... Read More »

  • Smith, Ken

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    Ken Smith (1930-1999) was a Texas master who founded Chess Digest in 1962.  In 1954 he won the British Open and the British Blitz Championship while stationed in England as an Air Force enlisted man.  He was not given a prize because he ... Read More »