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World Chess Championship
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Unofficial WCC 1834–1886  Before 1886 there is no official World Chess Championship, but the strongest players of that era were considered Champions. They were: Ruy López de Segura – 1560 Gioachino Greco – 1623 François-André Danican Philidor (1755–1795) Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1821–1840) Official WCC 1886–1946  From 1886 on...

Englund-Gambit
How To Play Englund Gambit
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Englund Gambit is one of the basic opening chess trap that can help you win more games and improve your rating. It's difficult to find a good reply against 1.d4 because players who use it are solid and don't like the tactics. Nonetheless, Englund Gambit will help you to shake them and create tactical opportunities for you! The Englund opening, or t...

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Mastering Chess Openings: The Ultimate Guide for Advanced Players
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Encountering this opening chess trap for the first time, he fell victim to his opponent's quick victory within a few moves—a true miniature! If any terms in the preceding sentence are unfamiliar, fear not, as I'm here to elucidate five fundamental concepts of openings. By the end of this lesson, you'll embark on your chess games with newfound assur...

Benko-Gambit
The Ultimate Chess Opening Guide: Benko Gambit
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

The Benko Gambit is an aggressive and tactical answer to 1.d4. Black has a lot of opportunities to win games even to stronger opponents... The computer evaluation will not help you a lot here because White controls more space but Black pieces are full of activity and they have plenty of opportunities to finish off the game with a tactical blow; as ...

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Sicilian Defense | Grand Prix Attack
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Grand Prix Attack is one of the basic chess openings in Sicilian Defense. White can avoid the huge theoretical lines and by a very simple plan can create a very aggressive position against Black's Kingside. The plan is so simple, transfer the Queen from e1 to h4, that even a small child can use it with success! Is it sound interesting? Stay with me...

Berlin-Defense
Berlin Defense Chess Opening for Both White and Black
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

At some point in time, all chess players were amateurs to understand that whenever a grandmaster's level player makes a move, they are playing every move after winning and losing so many games. There are a few super cool chess opening strategies, tricks, traps, moves, and ideas in Berlin Chess Defense which is a quite popular chess opening at the g...

05-Elementary
The Best Way To Learn Chess
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

"Modern chess is too much concerned with things like pawn structure. Forget it, checkmate ends the game." These are the words of Nigel Short; one of the top Grandmasters, Vice-President of FIDE, and the first English player who played a World Chess Championship match against Garry Kasparov. However, to learn the concrete pawn-strures you need ...

9-Reasons
9 Reasons To Become a Member
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

First things first I would like to thank you for visiting the Rules Chess Strategies website. If you want to become better at chess, then this place is right for you. Why Become a Member Of Rules Chess Strategies? You can become a member for free of charge on the Rules Chess Strategies website, to enjoy unique and fantastic privileges such as: Acce...

How-Good-Are-You
How Good Are You At Chess?
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Continuing the successful strategy on how to improve in chess I prepared another interesting quiz for you. From now on you can perform this quiz and check your chess strength. Find it here. Common Errors There are a lot of common errors and mistakes that take place in beginner's games such as final killing blow, lack of tactical knowledge, and...

Stafford-Gambit
Ideas & Traps On Stafford Gambit
Angelo
Chess Blog (English)

Stafford Gambit is a very aggressive weapon against 1.e4. In this article you can see full analysis. The Stafford Gambit is an objectively dubious, but highly venomous opening. Black sacrifices a pawn in order to get extremely active pieces and direct threats against f2 and 0-0. If white doesn't know what to do then he can lose the game quickly. Th...

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