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    • A Game with Magnus complete?!

      1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bd6 5.Na3 Na5  ( I prepared this very odd looking move ten years ago while studying 1.b3 )  6.Be2 c6 7.c4 Qe7 8.Nc2 c5 9.d3 Nc6 10.Nf3 0-0 11.0-0 Bc7 12.e4 (If Carlsen wasn't in hurry I expect he would have playe... | Read More

    • an endgame and an old PC

      For some amusement with chess software give this position to your 'engine', White to move it will most likely say something like = +.01. Then make whatever moves it claims are best. In just a few moves the evaluation jumps to +7.22 or +11.55 o... | Read More

    • positional play!?

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    • fun beginner puzzle

      Only the black Queen may move, your goal is to capture ALL the white men in ten moves and the King LAST        good luck! | Read More

    • Study old games!

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    • A story about chess databases

       I first played in a chess tournement in 1973 while in high school. It was a rich time in the Seattle area for a young chess player. Riding the bus to the famous 'Last Exit' coffee house I could play speed chess with Yasser Seirawan, John Donalds... | Read More

    • My hardest game

        This game was played in Paks, Hungary. After playing in the famous "First Saturday" tournement in Budapest I took a long bus ride down the Danube to compete in a smaller event with the chance for IM and GM norms. My opponnet in this game, a for... | Read More