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Original Articles for Club Players

Category: Opening

Interesting Resource for the Pirc Defence against the Byrne Variation
Looking for some improvement over a recent lost (Heinechen) I re-opened the much-recommended book ‘The Pirc, move by move’ by GM Nigel Davies (Everyman Chess). There I stumbled upon an ambitious and unorthodox idea that caught my attention: ...d5!?, an interesting resource for the Pirc Defence against the Byrne Variation. It…

The Bayonet Attack against the Caro Kann Defense
It was not until recently that I had the pleasure to discover the quite instructive chess blog of science writer Dana Mackenzie ---two-time Champion of North Carolina State, USA--- and read his fine article on the Bayonet Attack against the Caro Kann Defense and the rare occasions it appears at high-class level. Well, surely Mr…

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