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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


    • The Smith Morra Gambit

        In chess, the Smith–Morra Gambit (or simply Morra Gambit) is an opening gambit against the Sicilian Defence distinguished by the moves: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 White sacrifices a pawn to develop quickly and create attacking chances. In ex... | Read More

      • j1ng1ez
      • | May 20, 2016
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    • Game Analysis #4 - Smith Morra Gambit

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      • Patzer8000
      • | Apr 3, 2016
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    • The Sicilian Defense!

                            The Sicilian Defense is my favorite defense as Black against 1.e4. It is considered to be the most challenging reply against 1.e4 by many. It is played by a lot great chess players like Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fische... | Read More

    • Trap in Smith Morra Gambit

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    • The Danish Sicilian

      This is the Smith Morra Gambit - Danish Variation of course, but back when I used it the first time I was unaware of the proper name, having hardly read chess theory and as has been the case plenty of other times, I thought I had cooked something ... | Read More



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... 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 »

  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »