Chess Openings: A Comprehensive and Offbeat Repertoire for White Against the Scandinavian (Center-Counter) Defense
This post covers the moderately popular though always annoying Scandinavian Defense. Here, I discuss my straightforward attempt to combat this defense while still fighting for a win.
This Hub discusses a simple, solid and complete white repertoire against the Nimzovich Defense (not to be confused with the Nimzo-Indian Defense). Though rare, you'll want to have an answer for it.
Chess Openings: The Interesting Alternatives 3.b3, 3.d3, and 3.g3 for White Against 2...e6 in the Sicilian Defense
This Hub discusses less theoretical but highly practical alternatives to the Open Sicilian in the 2...e6 Sicilian Defense. These options (3.b3, 3.d3 and 3.g3) have all seen play at the highest level.
Chess Openings: Trying to Learn the Ruy Lopez as Black? Try Using the Underappreciated Cozio Defense (3...Nge7)
This Hub discusses the Cozio Defense in the Ruy Lopez from black's perspective. It is a practical and underrated opening option for black that has its share of poison.
We discuss the Nimzovich Attack against Petrov's Defense from white's perspective. If you're tired of the boring, symmetrical lines of Petrov's Defense, break the symmetry with this exciting opening.
Chess Openings: Play Simply and Solidly as White in the Ruy Lopez with 6.d3 (The Martinez Variation)
This Hub will explore the 6.d3 variation of the ever-popular Ruy Lopez opening. This variation is solid, statistically advantageous and avoids a lot of main line theory, including the Marshall Attack.
What, apart from some arbitrary rules and their tangible implications, can be learned from chess? Here, I discuss my chess experiences and philosophy as an abstract introduction to my chess blog.