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  • Choosing an Opening for the Game

    The stronger the player, the more important it is that they know the opening well. The number of lines also increases tremendously. While beginners may get away with knowing just the basics, elite players have to...

  • NimzoIndian - Leningrad Variation

    The Leningrad (perhaps we should call it St Petersburg) variation of the NimzoIndian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5) was a favorite of Boris Spassky (from Leningrad).  It was also played by Alekhine,Reti,...

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  • Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura

    Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura by Alejandro Ramirez 9/1/2015 – Today's round featured three solid draws, after which two very long games were the only ones left in the playing hall. Giri suffered slightly...

  • Tribute to GM Ulf Andersson (Part 2)

    Welcome to part 2 of my Tribute to GM Ulf Andersson series. For the average player it is difficult to be updated on the latest theory in the most popular openings. In the Sinquefield-Cup tournament we saw new set-ups/ideas...

  • Nimzoindian 4.Bd2: Duchamp - Dake Folkenstone, 1933

    Since I started playing the Nimzoindian again, I've been looking for key games that best characterize the ideas in some of the many sidelines.  In this case, Arthur Dake illustrates very well the potential of Black's...

  • Play the Nimzo-Scan ftw !!! ;)

    • crok
    • Jul 2, 2013, 4:58 AM

    The Scandinavian i use but i also "invented" the 'Nimzo-Scan' i say i invented this opening because i cannot find a real name for it; so if anyone knows its real name please let us all know plz? Nimzo used to do...

  • Opening Index by ECO Codes

    Click on the ECO Code (A00 - E99) to go directly to the game. You can also look games up by the name of the opening (ie Ruy Lopez - Berlin Variation, QGD - Tartakower Defense etc) or by the players names in my other...


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