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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Feb 15, 2013

    One of the final questions on today's show was "What do you consider the game in chess history that, if I study, I will learn the most?" (I paraphrase) This question raises three important issues: An unannotated "pure" game is only worth what th... | Leer más

  • Amateur Opening Preparation: The Evidence

    You may have seen opening analyses that cite statistical evidence regarding how well an opening fares. Those statistics are based overwhelming on games by players with ratings over 2200. What would we discover if we looked only at amateur games? H... | Leer más

  • The Winner's Toolbox

    In this article, we're going to take a look inside the winner's toolbox.  Some of these items are absolutely essential to have, or you will lose games that you shouldn't have lost.  Not having these skills in your toolbox would be like a carpent... | Leer más

  • 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... Leer más »

  • 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... Leer más »

  • 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 ... Leer más »

  • 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 »