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Rejected game variant for adding a new chess piece

I was unable to find a variant with a 9x9 board that included this piece, but that doesn't mean such a variant doesn't exist. Perhaps you slightly misremembered the powers of the piece. Modern Chess ...
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About how to respond to this atypical black defense in the Ruy Lopez

3... d5 is not listed here so it is a safe bet there's a problem. It looks like an overreach, with both Black pawns being vulnerable. I'd go for a pawn steal. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ...
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About how to respond to this atypical black defense in the Ruy Lopez

The variation proposed is interesting and the one favoured by the computer. I went further and thought when seeing your variation (d5) that it reminded me of certain variations of the Ponziani, with ...
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Rejected game variant for adding a new chess piece

I had the privilege of meeting Gabriel Vicente Maura in Puerto Rico when i was a teenager in the 80s. He brought to life in the 70s the World Federation of Modern Chess (Femdam) with the new piece ...
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What is the idea behind the Sicilian Flohr Variation?

It is an interesting move order commented by Antonio Pavlidis in his book "The Sicilian Taimanov" (2019). This deviation from the typical Taimanov order (i.e. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4....
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About how to respond to this atypical black defense in the Ruy Lopez

...d5 is seen in a number of variations, though not this early. Probably the earliest is in a line from Cordel’s that GM Konikowski concocted in some correspondence games (3. ... Bc5 4. c3 d5). Grab ...
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Frankenstein-Dracula variation and other variations with funny names

The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d5 is called the Elephant Gambit. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5
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Frankenstein-Dracula variation and other variations with funny names

The "Aged Gibbon Gambit" certainly deserves a mention here too. It occurs when g4 is played against Old Indian defense. [FEN ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g4
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In the modern benoni, what should I do if this happens?

The line you play is fine. After 5.b5, Bxc5 the position favors black. bxa5 leaves white with a crap pawn structure. a3 just loses a pawn for white White has nothing after 4...a5
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