Chess and Complicated Watches

Introduction: A work of art is something to behold! Captivating to the eyes, the senses and the mind. When we think works of art, most will think of paintings. For you watch enthusiasts, complications are what makes the the simple watch a true…

The Gorgeous Beauty of the Two Bishops!

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Introduction: I have seen many games showcasing the power of the two bishops working so beautifully. In terms of grand master play, the finest example I can think of is Fischer v. Larsen at the 1971 Candidates Semifinal match. I haven't played…

The English Opening With Na6 From the Facebook Challenge Part 1!

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I issued a second Facebook challenge for members of the Unconventional Chess Corner and we had an acceptance. This is the first of two parts as Part 1 will cover the game I lost while the second will cover the game I won. I decided to continue…

Analysis of Everyday Chess Game with Anderssen Opening

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i always try to find games of other chess players who love to play very strange openings just like I do and I found a great game online via chess.com where I analyze the Anderssen Opening. It is a very underrated opening and I highly recommend…

The Saragossa Opening: My Take On It

I have been playing some games as of late where I have been experimenting with openings that have more subtlety and speak "quietly like a tiger". At the beginning with the Saragossa Opening, nothing stands out, but then I am ready to POUNCE!…

Saint George Defense-Follow Grandmaster Tony Miles!

The Saint George Defense is an intriguing one. I look at it as an opening where black has an intention of playing an early queen side expansion but in a very mysterious way. Case in point, there was a VERY famous game with British chess grandmaster…

The Nimzovich Larsen Attack-Underrated?

I have shown several games with the polish opening beginning with b4. I believe that the Nimzovich-Larsen Attack is a highly underrated chess opening. Opening with b3 is trying to express a subtle response and being patient as to where the wind…

Sodium Attack-Crazy Chess Opening?

I almost was laughing when I played white and made the move Na3 which is the Sodium Attack. Funny as Na is sodium on the periodic table of elements? So I found a link on this website chess-poster.com which says how it is "rarely played" and…

Advantages Of The Orangutan Opening

There are several really great advantages to playing the Orangutan opening in your games. Your moves have a sense of fluidity It presents a sense of inconspicuousness that when missed by the opponent, turns deadly pawn moves early in…

The Orangutan Opening. Wacky or Just Shrewd? Part 2

The previous post I showed how I won with this awesome opening, the Orangutan. Now here is one I lost and the mistakes I made: Analysis of the Game: Opening: It is interesting to see that black tries to refute my Orangutan opening…