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  • pin; a way to win

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    Pins are a way to win because the piece checks the king and the knight, bishop, rook or queen can block it.This is a severe weakness becase if  the pinner is less valueable than the blocker,the pinner can capture the blocker and get a bigger va... Read More »

  • Pirc

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    The Pirc Defence, 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 impressiv... Read More »

  • Platz, Joseph

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    Joseph Platz was born in Cologne, Germany on April 11, 1905.  He was  a USCF Master Emeritus and a medical doctor.  In 1926, he won the championship of Cologne.  In 1928, he won the championship f the Rhine.  In 1931, he w... Read More »

  • Pleiades

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    Group of seven Berlin chess players who met between 1837 and 1839 to further advance chess.  The seven players were Paul Rudolph von Bilguer, Dr. Ludwig E. Bledow (the leader), Wilhelm Hanstein, Bernhard Horwitz, Tassilo von Heydebrand und de... Read More »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Polerio, Giulio Cesare

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    In 1574, Giulio Cesare Polerio (1548-1608) recorded the important opening variations of his time.  He was the first to mention the King’s Gambit, the Sicilian, the Two Knights Defense, and the Dutch.  In 1584 he wrote about th... Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Pollock, William

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    William Pollock (1859-1896) was the winner of the 1885 Irish Chess Championship.  At the time, he was not a resident of Ireland.  He had been a member of the Dublin Chess Club from 1880 to 1882 during his stay at as medical student. ... Read More »

  • Polugaevsky, Lev

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    Lev Abramovich Polugaevsky (1934-1995) was a Soviet International Grandmaster (1962) and one of the top 10 players in the 1970s.  He won the USSR championship in 1967, 1968, and 1969.  He played in 20 Soviet chess championships, and fini... Read More »

  • Ponziani, Domenico Lorenzo

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