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  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Read More

  • Bent Larsen's Monster

    Today we will be taking a look at what is, on the surface, a grotesque combination of Bird's Opening and the Orangutang. Combining these two obscure openings might seem to create a monster worthy of Dr. Moreau -- or perhaps Dixon Bainbridge of The... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics!

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen your tacti... | Read More

  • Beat The Symmetry!

    Last week, we discussed that in good hands a symmetrical position can be a very dangerous weapon. But judging by my own experience, it is more common that chess players try to use symmetry to achieve a draw playing against stronger opponent or whe... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.20.2015 - day 161

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Computer IBM 370/165 in Birlinghoven in 1973: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Jan Reznicek in a simul in Prague in 1960: White to move and mate in 3: Our reader Andrew R... | Read More

    • Застой в игре

      Как то странно... Достинг рейтинг свыше 2000, и застой.  Играю в основном партии за сборную. Вроде адекватные соперники в таких играх. Пыта... | Read More

      • Philaret
      • | May 15, 2015
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    • Sicilian Defense Against the Snyder Variation

      Hello Chess Fans, WARNING...WARNING...THIS VARIATION REQUIRES BLACK TO PLAY VERY ACCURATELY!  AGGRESSIVE ATTACKING & SHARP PLAY GUARANTEED. The Snyder Variation needs to be reviewed and studied by all serious Sicilian Defense players. ... | Read More

    • Targeting a square

      They say that there is a first for everything. Who are 'they' you ask? I don't know, but they say it anyway. In this case, the more interesting word is 'everything', which indicates the abstract (?) concept of playing to control a square. I have n... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | May 11, 2015
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    • Fischer-Sozin Attack with World Champions

      I have a database of 28 000 games that includes only the games of World Champions from Morphy to Carlsen. The very excellent freeware "Scid vs. PC" has a function "Opening Report" that gives a report from any given position, and I tested this with... | Read More

      • kj63
      • | May 11, 2015
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