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  • Halloween Gambit

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      Halloween Gambit Moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5 ECO C47 Parent Four Knights Game Synonym(s) Müller-Schulze Gambit The Halloween Gambit, also known as the... Read More »

  • Hang (to hang)

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    An unprotected piece, in harm's way. In chess parlance, to hang a piece means to leave it hanging: i.e., placed on the board so it can be easily captured without consequence.    Read More »

  • Hanham, James Moore

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    James Moore Hanham was born in Woodville, Mississippi on January 4, 1840.  He fought on the side of the North during the Civil War and was promoted to major in the U.S. Army.  He saw action at Fort Pickens and Baton Rouge.  After th... Read More »

  • Harkness, Kenneth

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    Kenneth Harkness (1896-1972) was the first business manager of the U.S. Chess Federation.  He was a radio engineer.  He helped standardize chess rules, the Swiss system, and the rating system.   From 1952 to 1960, he was the bu... Read More »

  • Harrington, Dan

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    Dan Harrington was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 6, 1945.  He is lawyer and a former champion backgammon player (World Cup of Backgammon Champion in 1980), U.S. chess master, and professional poker player.  In 1971 he won ... Read More »

  • Harrwitz, Daniel

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    Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a prof... Read More »

  • Hartston, William

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    William Roland Hartston, born Aug 12, 1947, is a British International Master (1973) who won the British men's chess championship while his wife, Jana Malypetrova, won the British women's  championship in 1974.  He won or ti... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • Hazeltine, Miron James

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    Miron James Hazeltine (1824-1907) was a newspaper chess columnist (New York Clipper) for more than 50 years (from August 1856 to January 1907) who did not miss a single weekly issue until shortly before his death in February 1907.  He was born at... Read More »

  • Heidenfeld, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Heidenfeld (1911-1981) was a German-born (Berlin) Jewish chess author who was forced to emigrate to South Africa in the 1930s and then settled in Ireland in 1957.  He was South African Champion in 1939, 1945-46, 1947, 1949, 1951, 195... Read More »