Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Icelandic Gambit--Trap #2http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambit--trap-2Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:53:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambit--trap-2Icelandic Gambit--Traphttp://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambit--trapSun, 30 Mar 2014 08:12:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambit--trapPortable Apps For ChessI have found a website that is of interest to chessplayers since it contains a long list of free programs, some of which are very helpful to us. URL is http://portableapps.com/download Some of the revelant programs are: Lucas Chess--An excellent...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/portable-apps-for-chessFri, 14 Mar 2014 09:12:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/portable-apps-for-chessIcelandic Gambithttp://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambitMon, 24 Feb 2014 08:49:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/icelandic-gambitScandinavian Trap #3 20. If hxg4 hxg4+ 21.Kg1 Rh1#; 20.Kg1 Nxh3# One of 6 blindfold games played simultaneously by Lasker at Basingstoke. I am looking for more Scandinavian traps, if you have any do send them in! http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trap-3Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:06:14 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trap-3Scandinavian Trap #2http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trap-2Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:12:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trap-2Lucas ChessI have discovered a very interesting training feature of Lucas Chess. Lucas Chess is a free chess gui that can be downloaded from the internet. I have discovered that one of its many features is that it allows you to play against your choice of on...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/lucas-chessSun, 16 Feb 2014 14:32:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/lucas-chessScandinavian TrapHere's a 5 move quicky! http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trapFri, 14 Feb 2014 18:21:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/scandinavian-trapSemi-Slav Miniature #1Here's an interesting game from the FICS database: http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/semi-slav-miniature-1Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:34:15 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/semi-slav-miniature-1A Real Manhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06VzxxDTnB8 This living man is a real man who stood up and defied the sham court and the sham judge. Most people are sheep who allow themselves to be herded around and slaughtered by the politicians and the big cor...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/a-real-manWed, 29 Jan 2014 15:22:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/a-real-manBobby FisherBobby Fisher is the greatest genius who ever lived. To him we owe the time delay clocks, the 960 variant of chess, and collections of great games. Many of those who badmouth him  have no compunction to collecting large sums of money when they win...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/bobby-fisherTue, 28 Jan 2014 21:14:25 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/bobby-fisherMidwood Chess ClubJust thought I would remind everyone that while there is snow and ice on the streets of Brooklyn the Midwood Chess Club remains open and it is worth your while to come to the Midwood Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to enjoy over the board, f...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/midwood-chess-clubSun, 26 Jan 2014 08:13:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/midwood-chess-clubBackwards Knight CaptureBackward captures are often hard to see. When we replay a game or look at a diagram they seem simple enough but under the pressure of actually playing a game we can easily overlook them. Here's  a short but sharp example. http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/backwards-knight-captureFri, 24 Jan 2014 04:24:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/backwards-knight-captureThe DaggerOne of the most important factors in chess is pawn structure. When you play an opening what you are doing is setting up a specific pawn structure and when you play positionally you are largely basing your play on pawn structure. Thus you need to k...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/the-daggerTue, 07 Jan 2014 04:09:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/the-daggerQueen's Gambit Accepted Trap #1http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/queens-gambit-accepted-trap2Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:43:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/queens-gambit-accepted-trap2Alan Turing PardonedAlan Turing was the inventor of the modern electronic computer. The purpose of his invention was to break the German code during WW2 so that the British air force could shoot down the German bombers who were attacking England and killing countless...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/alan-turing-pardonedThu, 26 Dec 2013 04:59:48 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/alan-turing-pardonedQueen's Gambit Declined--Semi-Slav Defense Trap 3White was doing well until he accepted the Knight sacrifice on move 12. In chess greed should not be your creed! http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/queens-gambit-declined--semi-slav-defense-trap-3Wed, 25 Dec 2013 15:14:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/queens-gambit-declined--semi-slav-defense-trap-3Exchanging PiecesVera Menchik thought she could draw against the great Capablance by exchanging pieces and going into a drawish endgame. She didn't realize that Capablanca was very, very good at endgames! The general idea in exchanging pieces is to gain some advan...http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/exchanging-piecesWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:41:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/exchanging-piecesTrap In The English Openinghttp://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/trap-in-the-english-openingTue, 10 Dec 2013 18:25:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/trap-in-the-english-openingGreat Knight OutpostNimzovich said the Queen's Knight is best positioned on d5. This game illustrates the point. If anyone has games that illustrate this point further please do send them in.  http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/great-knight-outpostMon, 09 Dec 2013 16:28:30 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/great-knight-outpost