Four Knights Game: Opening Guide for White & Black

The Four Knights Game dates back to the middle of the 19th Century and was a favored chess opening of Capablanca, Tarrasch, and other top players between the 1850s and 1930s. The Four Knights Opening comprises natural developing moves, making it an excellent chess opening for beginners. This is a sound chess opening because it … Read more

The Benko Gambit: A How to Play Guide for White & Black

Quick overview The Benko Gambit is an opening arising after the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5. Black sacrifices a pawn in order for a positional advantage and to play on an open queenside. White can have trouble converting their material advantage, even after trading pieces. If they can thwart Black’s queenside attack, … Read more

Chronicles of Drunagor Expansions Review and Buyer Guide

Expansions and add on content are a key part of crowdfunding campaigns. It’s a way for backers to unlock more stretch goals by driving their pledges up. The risk for the backers is getting a ton of content for a mediocre game but many times, it’s the only way to get some content. I think … Read more

Nakhmanson Gambit: Opening Guide for White and Black

So you stumbled across the Nakhmanson Gambit and are considering playing it in your next blitz game. That’s very brave of you. The Nakhmanson Gambit works exceptionally well if black gets greedy. Unfortunately, if black restrains himself, white is faced with attacking a solid position while a pawn down. This gambit has elements of all … Read more

The Ultimate Elephant Gambit Opening Guide for Attacking Players

Quick overview The Elephant Gambit is a rare opening after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 Black’s idea is to take White out of preparation and to take the center. If White plays inaccurately, Black can make things uncomfortable for White White can easily refute the gambit though by capturing the pawn Welcome to the … Read more