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  • Chess Lessons Exposed: A Lesson Learned?

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  • Spicy Gambits Video Series

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More

  • 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 and ideas you have to know if you do... | Read More

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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More

    • Surprise! The Wing Gambit

      My trainer is a huge fan and great expert of the Sicilian wing gambit 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4!?. It can be hardly called correct but in practical play, it is even hard for masters to find the right way. Once a 2350 FIDE player was crashed by my app... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Apr 10, 2016
    • Albert Pinkus: The Indiana Jones of Chess

      A second later, I was up in panic, heart pounding, eyesstaring fearfully into the blackness around. Something was inthe hammock with me: some "thing " that crawled. A snake!What else of that size crawled? Any second I expected thestrike-it was as ... | Read More

      • miriskra
      • | Mar 19, 2016
    • Winging it!

      In this Sicilian Wing Gambit, the threat of c5 and subsequent b pawn push was a constant theme.   | Read More

    • Bird pening

      Bird's Opening                                                                                                                              ... | Read More

    • Gambit Gains

      By move 15 in this Sicilian wing gambit White is two pawns down but has an enormous lead in development. Black goes badly wrong thereafter although the position was already ++.   | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »