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  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to Chess.com, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes looks at what the players do ... | Read More

  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994 and Mr. Rrrtttyyyuuuiii. I&... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Video Series

    What makes chess beautiful is what remains undiscovered in its lesser-used openings. Obviously, some theory remains more popular than others and for good reason. Regardless, becoming acquainted with the ugly ducklings of chess, like the Scandinavi... | Read More


    • How to calculate (6) - Weekly training case study report 3

      There were two days less for training this week and there will be one day less at least the next 6 mondays. I'm playing a local tournament on those days. The first round went well. It was the first time ever I had a good position out of the openin... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Apr 29, 2016
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    • Opening preparation - Scandinavian gambit, Blackburne/Kloosterboer

      Every now and then I like to play a Scandinavian gambit. There's actually various Scandi gambits. GM David Smerdon just has a brand new book out about the Scandinavian defense, Portuegese gambit (I saw it in a bookshop.It is quite massive! And tem... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 27, 2016
      • | 155 views
      • | 2 comments
    • My Repertoire 25 April 2016 : Evolving Scores

      25/4    White: 53.1% Scotch: 60.7% Smith-Morra: 58.3%          Black: 55.0% Scandinavian: 60.7% Dutch: 27.8% I really need to do something with the Dutch . . .  | Read More

      • sixhat
      • | Apr 27, 2016
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    • Not good, not bad :)

      He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, solid advantag... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 24, 2016
      • | 201 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Opening preparation - Tennison gambit

      If you want to play the Scandinavian defense (like some of the group members of my study group do), then you will also prepare to meet the Tennison gambit, which is not a great choice for white, but quite popular among amateurs, and not without so... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 6, 2016
      • | 302 views
      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »