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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
    • 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
    • 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
      • | 1 comment
    • Opening preparation - Scandinavian defense 3.c4 part 3

      In part 1 we looked at 4.Qe2?!, and in part 2 we looked at 4.Ne2, and in part 3 we will look at 4.Be2, which is in my opinion the most challenging move for white to play. Here's some example games : | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 5, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Opening preparation - Scandinavian defense 3.c4 part 2

      In part 1 we looked at 4.Qe2?! in the 3.c2c4 line. In part 2 I would like to look at 4.Ng1-e2. Please note that in opening databases you will see very few games with this line, and furthermore even less games with 4...Qe4+ Why is 4...Qe4+ a good... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 4, 2016

  • 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 »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed.Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • 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 »