Openings

Prasanna Kumar
03.01.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
03.01.2024

In the Torre Attack, White prioritizes development and aims to control the center with the pieces. The opening moves of the Torre Attack are as follows.

IM Zaur Tekeyev
02.22.2024
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IM Zaur Tekeyev
02.22.2024

Slav Defense is one of the best ways of dealing with the Queen’s Gambit with Black. It leads to solid positions with easy development and chances to play for a win. No wonder the Slav took a firm place in the repertoires of the best players in the world.

Prasanna Kumar
02.09.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
02.09.2024

The French Defense is a vast opening. It has a distinct flair to it that attracts players of all strengths. Some players like Wolfgang Uhlmann are such devout French players that they have played only the French defense throughout their entire career.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.25.2024

Do you like to attack? Are you an active player who is looking to get into sharp positions right from the start? Or, perhaps, you want to have a good weapon for when you need a win? Then, the Scotch Gambit might be a good option to have in your repertoire. As in any gambit, […]

Prasanna Kumar
01.24.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
01.24.2024

In this article, we will take a look at the 10 Best Gambits for White. Gambits are fun and an effective surprise weapon. The best gambits for white offer dynamic and exciting play that can catch an unprepared opponent off guard. Since White has the advantage of the first move, Gambits for White are powerful […]

Prasanna Kumar
01.11.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
01.11.2024

Alekhine Defense is an opening that appeals to the rebellious mind. A mind not afraid to venture into uncharted territories away from the safe lands protected by Steinitzian principles. The opening starts with 1.e4 Nf6!? Whether this is a genius move or a grand bluff, that’s for history to decide.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.10.2024

I hope that the 5 tips that will follow the intro will help you memorize chess openings faster. Who doesn’t like a nice, comfortable position after the opening? Who wouldn’t like to catch their opponent unprepared at the beginning of the game and score a short and sweet-win? This, and the advantage of not having […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.15.2023

The Scandinavian Defense is a highly popular choice for club players and for a good reason. In this article, we are going to take a quick look at some of the advantages of playing this opening. We will also take a quick look at some of the ideas you need to be aware of.

Prasanna Kumar
11.17.2023
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Prasanna Kumar
11.17.2023

The French Defense has become a popular choice of late among Grandmasters and club players. This opening affords great scope for imagination and creativity from both sides. White has numerous ways of tackling the French defense. From the enterprising Nc3 to the straightforward e5 each offers unique characteristics. A potent weapon against the French is […]

Prasanna Kumar
11.02.2023
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Prasanna Kumar
11.02.2023

Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is a timeless opening. Every world champion from Steinitz to Ding Liren has played this opening. This should tell us volumes about the depth and rich legacy of the QGD. It is an opening that gives you a solid foundation to use chess principles.