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  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #49 - Happy Independence Day!

    Professor: Happy Independence Day, Class! Lucian: You mean happy July Fourth, don’t you? Zephyr: They’re the same day. Thomas: That’s the way the Founding Fathers planned it. Zephyr: Maybe the Founding Mothers had the sam... | Read More

  • Scoring the Winning Goal

    Slowly, I savored my "organic" burger with cheddar and avocado slices. Although my surroundings were bursting with life, all that I could focus on was the dramatic last round. In a sense, the thought of playing the last chess game was therapeutic,... | Read More


    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Sep 1, 2014
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    • My Experience with classical timing(90+30)

        I Played in an inter-college tournament for my college MIT(Maharashtra Institute of Technology).Although,academically It was one of the best college in University of pune,It never achieved much success in this tournament,at least in rec... | Read More

      • vik9612
      • | Aug 30, 2014
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    • Yuri Averbakh remembers Mikhail Botvinnik

      Some fragments from his memoirs. Games added by me. World Champion's sparring partner When we were preparing for a match against USA, Botvinnik offered me to play a couple of training games. Of course, it was interesting to train with a World Ch... | Read More

    • JENDRAL SOEDIRMAN : 10 nasehat Jenderal Soedirman.

      Jendral Soedirman, Pahlawan Besar Indonesia 1. Jogjakarta, 12 Nopember 1945 Tentara hanya mempunyai kewajiban satu, ialah mempertahankan kedaulatan negara dan menjaga keselamatannya. Sudah cukup kalau tentara teguh memegang kewajiban ini,... | Read More

      • Iskandar
      • | Aug 23, 2014
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    • Control of the center

      This blitz game makes a case for trying to occupy the center with pawns, rather than controlling it with pieces. The white pieces could not threaten the mass of black pawns, nor even get near them. I don't remember having seen such a pawn format... | Read More

      • alfil72
      • | Aug 22, 2014
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