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  • Lets Explore The Smith Morra Gambit

    Hey everyone, as anyone who has played the Sicilian against myself they would be aware that i like to respond with the Smith-Morra gambit: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3.               Well i figured i might as well try and explain som... | Read More

  • Open Files

    Open Files When is a file open for my rooks? A file is said to be open for the rook when there is none of his own pawns on the file. If there is one then the file is said to be masked. Why Should I Control the Open File? Rooks need open files ... | Read More

  • Lets Explore The Smith Morra Gambit

    Hey everyone, as anyone who has played the Sicilian against myself they would be aware that i like to respond with the Smith-Morra gambit: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3.               Well i figured i might as well try and explain som... | Read More




  • Rex Gambit!!!

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... 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 »