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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • The Anti-Sicilians

    Are you tired of tackling the Sicilian Defense as White? There are just so many variations — The Dragon, the Najdorf, the Sveshnikov, the Scheveningen... It's exhausting! There are so many variations...

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    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...

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was...

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra,...

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  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 2

    Wikipedia has a really long article and chess.com would not let me make that long of a blog.I also have a link to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence This is where I left off:  Najdorf Variation:...

  • The Greatest Comeback of My Chess Career

    Sup chess brahs, This past weekend I went to one of the monthly G/60 Sunday Tornados that the Seattle Chess Club holds. I was excited for this event, as I had finished analyzing my two games in the last quads I...

  • Openings for Development

    White   1.e4    Black has a few responses to this that are worth knowing a bit about.   1.e4 e5  2.f4!? The King's Gambit   I suggest the King's Gambit for white. It is the most aggressive opening and it is one...

  • Smith-Morra Gambit, and my shortest game

    • pete-2
    • Jul 25, 2016, 4:10 PM

    Hi! This is pete-2. And now I want to share with you my shortest game. It's Smith-Morra Gambit, very interesting and controversial opening. After 3.c3 the only move is ...dxc3. My opponent hurried making his moves,...

  • Houston City Championship 2016

    Disclaimer: Unless you are me or know me, you probably won't find this post interesting. I'm just posting to capture my thoughts and share with friends.   Location: Center64 in Houston, TX My section: Amateur U1900 Format:...

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