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  • How To Play The Bird’s Opening For White And Black 

    The Bird's Opening is a unique opening that starts with the development of a flank pawn (1. f4). That's why it's called a flank opening. White's idea is to control…

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    Bird's Opening
  • How To Play The Larsen’s Opening For White And Black

    The Larsen's opening is an unorthodox or flank opening that starts with 1. b3. b3 is an unconventional opening that does not immediately attack the center, rather, White focuses on…

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    Larsen's Opening
  • How To Play The Queen’s Indian Defense For White And Black

    The  Queen's Indian Defense is an opening choice for Black players who want a solid and stable opening against the queen's pawn opening (1. d4). The Queen’s Indian centers around…

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    Queen’s Indian Defense
  • How To Play The Evans Gambit For White And Black

    The Evans Gambit is a very sharp attacking line that stems from the Italian Game. The opening starts with the sacrifice of a wing pawn by White. This pawn sacrifice…

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    Evans Gambit
  • How To Play The Philidor Defense For White and Black

    The Philidor Defense is a calm way for Black to approach the King's pawn opening by White. The main idea behind this opening is to protect the e5 pawn by…

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    Philidor Defense
  • What Is The Best Response To 1. d4 For Black?

    So you're playing a game of chess and your opponent opens with 1. d4, looking to control the center of the board. Now what? As a chess player, the move…

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    d4 opening
  • What Is The Best Response To 1. e4 For Black?

    Some of the most common replies to e4 are the Sicilian Defense, the French Defense, the Caro-Kann Defense, the Pirc Defense, the Alekhine defense and the Scandinavian Defense. We also…

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    e4 opening
  • How to Play the Catalan Opening: Ideas And Variations

    The Catalan Opening is a very flexible opening that White can employ to gain a solid position before moving into the middlegame.  The Catalan Opening was created by Grandmaster Savielly…

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    Catalan Opening
  • Crush Your Opponents With The King’s Indian Attack: A Dynamic Opening Approach

    The King's Indian Attack (KIA) is a chess opening known for its flexibility and adaptability. It arises after the moves 1.Nf3 and 2.g3 by white. This opening allows White to…

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    The King's Indian Attack
  • Play The Scotch Game: A Sharp and Aggressive Chess Opening

    The history of the Scotch Game is both fascinating and significant in the realm of chess. This opening gained its name from a correspondence match in 1824 between the Edinburgh…

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    scotch game
  • How to Play The Popular Sicilian Defense: A Comprehensive Guide for Chess Players

    The Sicilian Defense is one of the oldest and most popular openings in chess. Dating as far back as the late 16th century, this opening has been played and analyzed…

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    Sicilian Defense
  • How To Play The Nimzo-Indian Defense For White And Black

    The Nimzo-Indian Defense is one of the best defenses to the queen’s pawn opening (1. d4). The opening is a hypermodern style of opening as Black starts by developing their…

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    Nimzo-Indian Defense
  • How To Play The Caro-Kann Defense For White And Black

    The Caro-Kann Defense is a solid and careful opening Black can use to combat the king's pawn opening (1. e4). Its origins can be traced back to the early 1880s…

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    caro-kann defense
  • The Complete English Opening Repertoire for White and Black

    The English opening is a unique type of opening where White seeks to control the center without using the e or d-pawns. In the English, the c-pawn, which is a…

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    English Opening
  • The King’s Gambit: A Sharp Opening for Sharp Minds

    You're an ambitious chess player looking to surprise your opponent and gain an early advantage. You want to play sharp, tactical chess and attack from the very first move. Then…

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    The King's Gambit
  • How To Play The Scandinavian Defense: Major Ideas For White And Black

    The Scandinavian Defense is a way for Black to immediately challenge White's efforts to control the center from the very first move. Right off the bat, Black aggressively challenges White's…

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    Scandinavian Defense
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