February 25, 2010

Hungarian Defense

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This chess opening lesson will help you get initial knowledge on the Hungarian Defense. The lesson includes the textual description, 2 chess videos, and a PGN file. Video 1 is on this page, Video 2 on another, and the PGN file can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

By structure, this lesson is divided into 3 parts:
I. Hungarian Defense: Data and Description
II. Hungarian Defense: 2 Videos
III. Hungarian Defense: PGN File


I. Hungarian Defense: Data and Description

Opening Name: Hungarian Defense
Opening Type: Open Game [1.e4 e5 ...]
Moves Order: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7
ECO Code: C50

The Hungarian Defense chess opening is an Open Game which is used to avoid some sharp variations of the Italian Game and Evans Gambit. The Hungarian Defense is a solid opening, but it is being played rarely. White is usually slightly better. There are many ways of its decent play.

Officially, the Hungarian Defense has 2 variations, as shown below:
• Main, C50: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7
• Tartakower variation, C50: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d4 exd4 5.c3 Nf6 6.e5 Ne4

By statistics, White plays any of the following 5 moves: [4.d4 ~ 40%], [4.0-0 ~ 25%], [4.Nc3 ~ 15%], [4.d3 ~ 10%], and [4.d3 ~ 10%]. The White move 4.d4 is the most common answer to the Hungarian Defense. It may transpose into the Two Knights Defense, Scotch Game, and into some others.


II. Hungarian Defense: 2 Videos

To see a general picture of the Hungarian Defense, its line popularity, the designated moves, you are recommended to replay Video 1: Hungarian Defense - General Information. To start the video and learn this opening in a visible way, just click the Play button below:




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Find Video 2 on another separate page, by clicking this link:
Video 2: Hungarian Defense - How to Play

Note: Video 2 will show you 3 proven lines and Tartakower variation.
Note: You can locate Video 2 at the bottom of the page open.


III. Hungarian Defense: PGN File

Just below, find the link to download the PGN File "The Hungarian Defense Chess Opening." The file will help you learn more... You will see the general description, respond moves statistics, how to play, and 32 chess games played in 2009-2007 by FIDE players rated 2250 and above.

Within the file, you will see the players' ratings without their names. The openings positions were estimated by a computer program. To read the PGN File, you will need a PGN Viewer Program. See Lesson 16, which explains you how to download a decent freeware PGN Viewer Program.

To download the Hungarian Defense PGN File, click the following link:
The Hungarian Defense Chess Opening (25 KB)

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February 9, 2010

Evans Gambit: How to Play Part III

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Evans Gambit: How to Play Part III Video: This chess video on the Evans Gambit will help you learn another variation of this chess opening. It is the variation 5... Be7. The variation is modern, and it has the following move order: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7...

Black accepts the Evans Gambit by taking the sacrificed White pawn on b4... White moves 5.c3 and attacks the Bishop... who retreats and occupies a good "command post" on e7... The variation was tested and successfully used by the two chess titans: by Bobby Fisher and by Garry Kasparov.

The chess opening video will show you 2 proven lines for Black and White: Line 1 and Line 2. Line 2 is popular at the higher level chess. See the video, get a feel of correct play and initial knowledge on the variation 5... Be7. To see the video, just click the Play button below:




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To replay on the chess board and learn the Evans Gambit's variation 5... Be7, which was shown in the video, find the variation in writing below:

Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7, Line 1:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 [Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7] ...
6.d4 exd4 [Line 1: 6.d4 exd4] ...
7.cxd4 Nf6 8.d5 Na5 9.Bd3 0-0 10.0-0 c6 11.Nc3 Qc7 12.h3 h6 [The Position Is Equal.]

Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7, Line 2, Subline A:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 [Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7] ...
6.d4 Na5 [Line 2: 6.d4 Na5] ...
7.Nxe5 [SubLine A: 7.Nxe5] Nxc4 8.Nxc4 d5 9.exd5 Qxd5 10.Ne3 Qd8 [The Position Is Equal.]

Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7, Line 2, Subline B:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 [Evans Gambit, variation 5... Be7] ...
6.d4 Na5 [Line 2: 6.d4 Na5] ...
7.Be2 [SubLine B: Be2] exd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.e5 Nc6 10.Qh4 Nd5 11.Qg3 g6 [The Position Is Equal.]

February 7, 2010

Evans Gambit: How to Play Part II

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Evans Gambit: How to Play Part II Video: This chess video on the Evans Gambit will help you learn another variation of this chess opening. The variation is called the Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4. Its move order is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.a4.

You know that the Evans Gambit begins with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4. Now if Black plays 4... Bxb4, the Evans Gambit will be accepted - Any other move declined. The Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4. runs via the line 4... Bb6, which is the second most common line after 4... Bxb4.

The chess opening video will show you the proven lines for Black and White and give you a feel of correct play. You can use the video for getting the initial knowledge on the Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4. To see the video, just click the Play button below:




• If the opening video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
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To replay on the chess board and learn the Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4, which was shown in the video, please find the variation in writing below:

Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bb6 5.a4 [Evans Gambit Declined, variation 5.a4] ...
5... a5 6.b5 Nd4 7.Nxd4 Bxd4 8.c3 Bb6 9.d4 Qe7 10.0-0 d6 11.f4 Be6 12.Na3 [The Position Is Equal.]