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Round one of this 11-round, 3 0 Swiss tournament starts Tuesday, M... | Read More
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
In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3.
Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More
In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5.
Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More
The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.
Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More