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  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »

  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... Read More »

  • Edmondson, Edmund

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    Ed Edmondson (1920-1982) was a former President (1963-1966) and Executive Director (1966-1977) of the U.S. Chess Federation.  In 1969, he arranged the merger of Chess Life and Chess Review magazines to form Chess Life & Review.  He s... Read More »

  • Ehlvest, Jaan

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    Jaan Ehlvest, born Oct 14, 1962, is an Estonian Grandmaster (1987).   In 1981, he took 2nd in the World Junior Chess Championship.  He won the European Junior Championship in 1982/83.  He won the New York Open in 1994 and the W... Read More »

  • Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami

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    Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami Ehsan Ghaem Maghami  born 11 August 1982 is a chess grandmaster from Iran.In 2000, at the age of 18, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami achieved the sacred title of grandmaster. On the April 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2593.E... Read More »

  • Eichborn, Louis

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    Louis Eichborn was born in 1812.  He was a fellow professor and collegue of Adof Anderssen.  In 1851, Eichborn won 2 games against Anderssen.  In 1852, he won 8 games and drew one game in a match against Adolf Anderssen in Breslau.&... Read More »

  • Eliskases, Erich

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    Erich Gottlieb Eliskases (1913-1997) was Austrian chess champion (1929) and Grandmaster who remained in Argentina during a chess Olympiad after World War II broke out.  In 1934, he was the Hungarian chess champion.  In 1938 and... Read More »

  • Elo, Arpad Emrick

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    Arpad Elo (1903-1992) was born in Egyhazaskeszo, Hungary, he moved to the United States with his parents in 1913.  He played in 37 consecutive state championships in Wisconsin, from 1933 to 1969, winning the title 7 times (1935, 1937, 1940, 1... Read More »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Read More »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »