This is a discussion of a trap in the Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense. This is an important trap to know, because it shows what happens if Black tries to hold the center in the Steinitz. When Tarrasch beat Marco in 1892, it signaled the beginning of the end for the Old Steinitz D ...more
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In this series, Matt will examine the Stonewall Attack for White and display defenses which he thinks are challenging and/or interesting. Here's a prototypical Stonewall game where everything goes right for White.
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This is a discussion of a tricky line against the Stonewall, the Horowitz Defense (2...Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6). White allows Black to spend three moves capturing the light squared Bishop and bringing White's pawn from c2 to d3, preventing a ...Ne4 invasion. This makes for very dynamic ...more
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We look this time at 1.d4 d5 2.e3 e6 3.Bd3 Nc6, a move order I am calling the Teichmann Defense, after the player who first used it. It seems like a little-explored and reasonable approach against the Stonewall. So pay attention.
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Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk ponders the question in this chess video tutorial, "Should White resign or play on?" This chess example that will get you on your way to being a Grandmaster yourself is from a study in 1922 by Kraemer. Should White resign, or can he still draw ...more