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  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... | Read More

  • 6 Things You Should Always Do in Blitz

    Playing live online chess can be great fun, but sometimes you just want to play another person over the board. As we all know, playing over-the-board chess has its own set of rules and guidelines that must be followed in tournament play. Breac... | Read More

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More


    • ACCOUNT CLOSURES

           My most profound apologies to each and every person with whom I was engaged in a chess match, in which I Timed Out. This includes groups/teams I was playing on behalf of, as well as tournaments I was participating in.      My accoun... | Read More

      • Kem_Nebu
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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      • | 3 comments
    • Correspondence Chess - 2014 Electronic Knights - My First Round Games

      As detailed in my previous posting on correspondence chess, two of my six first round games of the 2014 Electronic Knights tournament were forfeited by my opponents within the first few moves. These two games are not presented here. However, the r... | Read More

      • Ace_Club
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • On the hypothetical Botvinnik/Alekhine match

      Article by chess historian Sergey Voronkov. http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008/voronkov_rc45.html Right after the 13th USSR Championship, the first wartime chess conference took place. All the points of its agenda were fair for the time: intens... | Read More

    • Chess improvement #1: How to analyze a game (I)

      Chess improvement #1: How to analyze a game (I) When you have a position in front of you, how do you analyze it? I have taught chess for students online and offline for many years now and a common problem I've found is that most people usually do... | Read More

      • Playdane
      • | Sep 5, 2014
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    • Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop

      Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop I have often wondered how to proceed in endings or middlegames where one side has a bad bishop and the other has a good one. Here I offer a position that has a lot of interesting ideas:   ... | Read More

      • Playdane
      • | Sep 5, 2014
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  • Selenus, Gustavus

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    Gustavus Selenius (1579-1666) was the author of Das Schach-oder Konig-Spiel (Chess or King-play), the earliest detailed account of living chess and the earliest German chess book, in 1616.  Gustavus Selenius was the pseudonym for August ... Read More »

  • Salvio, Alessandro

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    Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640) was a chess author from Naples, doctor, and best chess analyst of his time.  He defeated Paolo Boi in 1598 (who died three days later) and Geronimo Cascio in 1606.  He was unofficial world chess champio... Read More »

  • Fine, Reuben

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    Reuben Fine (1914-1993) was a U.S. Grandmaster (1950) and one of the best chessplayers in the U.S. in the 1930s.  He took first place in 23 of the 27 important events in his chess career.  During World War II he was employed by the Navy ... Read More »