Ray Haines wrote, "This was a game with a clear plan, I first won a pawn on the queenside and then keep attacking the queenside. Trading rooks
Tag : Open Games
In honor of my fifty years of chess play, I have played thousands of games in 2021 using a wide variety of openings. I've put many of those games in
Francesco Cavicchi wins another game as Black with the Scandinavian Defense in a Gubinsky-Melts Variation (3...Qd6). Like any good opening, Black
Ray Haines wins with the Sicilian Defence. Six of Black’s first seven moves are with pawns, and that with none in the four center squares.
John Crompton sent me this fun gambit with a comment: “Tim Sawyer, it has been a while. Look out. Here comes the Elephant!”Thanks to those who
My chess friend Lev Zilbermints recently won a sharp chess game with the Elephant Gambit. It was played in New Jersey at the West Orange Chess Club.
King’s Gambit leads to combinations that can surprise anyone, including masters. This blitz battle between FM Niranjan Navalgund and IM Ashot
The Elephant Gambit is a favorite among enterprising players who want to threaten White early in the game. This old chess opening was formerly called
Richard Torning sent me this Danish Gambit:“G'day Tim I hope you are Covid-Safe. We are in lockdown for 3 weeks in Sydney. Passing my time with
John Crompton sent me this French Defence. White chose the Advance 3.e5 which leaves the pawn on d4 as a potential target. Black preferred to attack
I grab a different poisoned pawn. The Sicilian Defence Najdorf is famous for a poisoned pawn variation after 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2. The hectic
Francesco Cavicchi played a move in this game that surprised me. It wasn’t the best move, but it sure was entertaining. The game began as a
Francesco Cavicchi wins this Sicilian Defence Najdorf Variation with the unusual move 7…Rg8!? Black plans to attack the kingside if given any
The Busch-Gass Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc5 lets White take the e5 pawn. Black has little compensation for the pawn beyond a mate threat on f2. This
Last night, I felt like playing a game. How about a nice game of chess? So I played as an unrated guest on chess.com. A decade ago I had only played