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  • Iceland

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    Has the highest per capita chess population in the world.  A government-run lottery helps finance chess and handball tournaments.  Iceland had 9 Grandmasters, 7 International Masters, and 16 FIDE masters in a country of only 250,000 inha... Read More »

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  • Ilyin-Genevsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1894-1941) was the Russian master who had to learn the game twice.  He was gassed, then shell-shocked in World War I, which took away his memory.  Irving Chernev wrote that a bullet entered Ilyin-Genevsky&r... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Indirect Defense

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    An indirect defense is when you do not protect a piece, instead you make it impossible for your opponent to capture it without taking a big risk. It may be hard to grasp so here is an example: Many times your opponent will still blindly capture i... Read More »

  • Ingo system

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    The first chess rating system.  It was introduced by Anton Hoesslinger in 1948 and named after his birthplace of Inglostadt, Bavaria.  It was first described in Bayerische Schacht chess magazine.  In this system, the lower ratings ... Read More »

  • Is this a new kind or a old kind?

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    This is a new opening I made up, please tell me if its new or old and do you think its strong. Read More »

  • Isolani

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    A isolated d-pawn(or queen pawn) that can often be found in the Queen's gambit and many other openings. If used properly, it can be very powerful. Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »