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Opening_Theory
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  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

  • Fighting For Initiative

    Seizing the initiative is not something that just happen. There's a strategy to gaining the initiative. However, the importance of playing aggressively doesn't justify reckless abandon. In this series, learn how to properly fight for the init... | Read More

  • 3 Ways To Review Your Openings

    Every chess game begins with an opening, which means that when reviewing your own games, it's important to analyze what happened in the first few moves. Here are three ways to improve your openings: Evaluate the outcome of the opening. Did you... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen And The Nimzo-Indian Defense

    For our final article of this series on the world champions and their contributions to opening theory, we focus on the current champion, Magnus Carlsen. As many of you have commented on the earlier articles, it is difficult to link Carlsen with a ... | Read More


    • How I won with the bird's defence

      The bird's defence is widely hailed as one of the worst defences against the ruy lopez (poor Henry Bird). But I don't think so. I think it is a good way to take your opponent out of opening preparation.Here is a game I had: Thank you Mr.Bird for... | Read More

    • Accelerated Dragon Reflection Part 1: Introduction and Simple Joys

      Hello! Leaving off from the last post, I will be reviewing my personal journey with the Accelerated Dragon. My first official coach is Michael Aigner (fpawn), and he taught me the simple,dynamic, and positionally justified opening of the Acceler... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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    • HOW to Build an Opening Repertoire

      I recently viewed a blog titled "Build Your Opening Repertoire" <--click on the link to view the excellent video with a bunch of advice about building an opening repertoire. Which gave me the idea for this blog about HOW to build an opening rep... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 15, 2016
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    • The Move 5 g4 in the Philidor Defence

      The little known story of the origins of one of the most famous g2-g4 moves in opening theory. Although widely attributed to Shirov, that is far from the whole story. Even though I wasn't the first, I was there before everybody else! http://www.a... | Read More

    • Two games and a few things to learn

      A little backstory on this first game.  My opponent and I last met at the USATE in 2008.  I played the black side of a QGD Exchange and lost a well-fought contest.  That game ended up in chess column in the Newark NJ Star Ledger, and my opponen... | Read More

      • Jpatrick
      • | Jul 11, 2016
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  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »