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  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Leer más

  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Leer más

  • The Modern Defense: A History

    Like the Kan/Paulsen, the so-called "Modern Defense" is an opening with many names. When I first met it, as a beginning chess player, I knew it as the "Robatsch Defense." It has also been called the Ufimtsev Defense, the Kotov Defense, the Pi... | Leer más

  • Louis Paulsen

                                               Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Power in... | Leer más

  • New Chess Openings

    In the course of updating the Caxton Named Opening list I have been reading both the New in Chess Yearbooks and SOS series. Opening novelties are not dead. New ideas have been aided by computer tools, which have also rescued many obscure old ideas... | Leer más

    • December 8, 2014 (Pirc Defense)

      This one got away from me rather quickly after I played the wrong pawn break on move 7.  It was downhill after that, and turned into a full-fledged, forgettable disaster. | Leer más

      • rkd1
      • | 22/06/2015
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    • How to Lose with the Pirc Defense!

      In this lunch hour game, I blundered on move 16, in effect lowering the drawbridge to allow the enemy troops into Pirc Castle. | Leer más

      • rkd1
      • | 05/06/2015
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    • Hippopotamus Defence

       This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. What is the Hippopotamus Defence? The Hippopotamus Defence is a line played with the black pieces which is consi... | Leer más

    • May 19, 2015 (Pirc Defense)

      Here's today's lunch hour game.  I was scrambling to defend his attack at the end, but it had a weird finish.  A first-time experience for me, anyway. | Leer más

      • rkd1
      • | 19/05/2015
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      How would you respond to 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3-- g6? | Leer más

      • Funestor
      • | 13/05/2015
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Video Lessons

  • 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 ... Leer más »

  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Leer más »

  • Old Indian Defense

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    The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 d6This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense by Black developing his king's bishop on e7 rather than the fianchetto at g7. Mikhail Chigo... Leer más »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Leer más »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Leer más »