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Pirc Defence

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The Pirc Defence (correctly pronounced "peerts", but often mispronounced "perk"), sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by...g6 and...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressive-looking centre with pawns on d4 and e4. [1]

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Alexander Chernin

Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin (Александр Михайлович Чернин; born 6 March 1960) is a Soviet-born Hungarian chess grandmaster and trainer.

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Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.

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Barcelona is a city in Spain.

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Blackmar–Diemer Gambit

The Blackmar–Diemer Gambit (or BDG) is a chess opening characterized by the moves: where White intends to follow up with f2–f3, usually on the fourth move.

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Bobby Fischer

Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.

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Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Castling is a move in the game of chess involving a player's king and either of the player's original rooks.

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Christian Bauer

Christian Bauer (born 11 January 1977) is a French chess grandmaster and author.

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Colin McNab

Dr Colin Anderson McNab (born 3 February 1961) is a Scottish chess player.

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Curaçao (Curaçao,; Kòrsou) is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about north of the Venezuelan coast.

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Draw (chess)

In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie.

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Duncan Suttles

Duncan Suttles (born 21 December 1945) is a Grandmaster (chess) of chess who was the strongest Canadian player between the eras of Abe Yanofsky and Kevin Spraggett.

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Efim Geller

Efim Petrovich Geller (Ефим Петрович Геллер, Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.

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Elo rating system

The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.

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Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.

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Everyman Chess

Everyman Chess, formerly known as Cadogan Chess, is a major publisher of books and CDs about chess.

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Evgeni Vasiukov

Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov (Евгений Андреевич Васюко́в, March 5, 1933 – May 10, 2018) was a Russian chess grandmaster, one of the strongest players in the world during his peak.

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French Defence

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.

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Gambit Publications

Gambit Publications is a major publisher of chess books.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.

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Gary Lane

Gary William Lane (born 4 November 1964) is a professional chess player and author.

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Gyula Sax

Gyula Sax (18 June 1951 – 25 January 2014) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster and International Arbiter (1995).

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Hikaru Nakamura

is a Japanese-American chess grandmaster.

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Hypermodernism (chess)

Hypermodernism is a school of chess that emerged after World War I. It featured challenges to the chess ideas of central European masters, including Wilhelm Steinitz's approach to the centre and the rules established by Siegbert Tarrasch.

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Ilya Smirin

Ilya (or Ilia) Yulievich Smirin (איליה יוליביץ' סמירין; Илья Юльевич Смирин; born January 21, 1968, in Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.

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Irregular chess opening

In chess, irregular opening is a traditional term for any opening considered unusual or unorthodox.

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Jan Timman

Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

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John Nunn

John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.

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Joseph Gallagher

Joseph Gerald Gallagher (born 4 May 1964) is a British-born Swiss chess grandmaster and former British Champion, as well as a chess author.

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King's Indian Defence

The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening.

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King's Pawn Game

The King's Pawn Game is any chess opening starting with the move: It is among the most popular opening moves in chess.

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Lev Alburt

Lev Osipovich Alburt (born August 21, 1945) is a chess grandmaster, chess writer and chess coach.

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List of chess openings

This is a list of chess openings, organized by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings code.

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List of chess openings named after people

The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.

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Mark Hebden

Mark Lesland Hebden (born 15 February 1958 in Leicester) is an English chess player who holds the title Grandmaster.

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Michael Adams (chess player)

Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster.

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Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).

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Modern Chess Openings

Modern Chess Openings (usually called) is an important reference book on chess openings, first published in 1911 by the British players Richard Clewin Griffith (1872–1955) and John Herbert White (1880–1920).

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Modern Defense

The Modern Defense (also known as the Robatsch Defence after Karl Robatsch) is a hypermodern chess opening in which Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4, then proceeds to attack and undermine this "ideal" center without attempting to occupy it himself.

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Nick de Firmian

Nicholas Ernest de Firmian (born July 26, 1957 in Fresno, California), is a chess grandmaster and three-time U.S. chess champion, winning in 1987 (with Joel Benjamin), 1995, and 1998.

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Old Indian Defense

The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense in that Black develops his on e7 rather than by fianchetto on g7.

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Paul Motwani

Paul Motwani (born 13 June 1962) is a Scottish chess grandmaster.

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Pawn (chess)

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.

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Philidor Defence

The Philidor Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The opening is named after the famous 18th-century player François-André Danican Philidor, who advocated it as an alternative to the common 2...Nc6.

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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland.

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Robert Byrne (chess player)

Robert Eugene Byrne (April 20, 1928 – April 12, 2013) was an American chess grandmaster and chess author.

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н; Տիգրան Պետրոսյան; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.

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Transposition (chess)

A transposition in chess and other chess-like games is a sequence of moves that results in a position which may also be reached by another, more common sequence of moves.

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Vasja Pirc

Vasja Pirc (December 19, 1907 – June 2, 1980) was a leading Yugoslav (Slovenian) chess player.

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Veselin Topalov

Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov (pronounced; Весели́н Александров Топа́лов; born 15 March 1975) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion.

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World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.

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World Chess Championship 1972

The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match for the World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yasser Seirawan

Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.

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Yuri Balashov

Yuri Sergeyevich Balashov (Юрий Серге́евич Балашов; born 12 March 1949 in Shadrinsk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (ზურაბ აზმაიფარაშვილი; born 16 March 1960) is a chess Grandmaster from Georgia.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirc_Defence

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