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  • 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

  • Morphy's Sacrifices Explained

    Whether you like it or not, Paul Morphy is almost invariably remembered for his brilliant victory over the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard in 1858 (refresh your memory here). And for good reason! However, while Morphy indeed conducted a bril... | Read More

  • Chess.com University Seminar: Using Fritz and ChessBase Reader to Analyze Games and Create PGN Files

    Many Chess.com University students have had trouble creating, viewing, and editing PGN files. Students have also struggled at installing and using chess engines in Fritz and/or Chessbase. These days, it is very useful to know how to use programs... | Read More


    • Opening, Middlegame, Endgame

      3 Parts of a chessgame - Opening,endgame, middlegame   Hello Chessfriends, many players rated around 800-1500 ask themself how they can improve their chess to get to the next level. But most of them forget to stand to the basic rules, for examp... | Read More

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    • The Dark Horse in New Zealand and Live Chess Tournament!

      Hello Everyone! 10/0 Tournament starts at www.chess.com/live on Sunday in New Zealand!   New Zealand date and times:   Sunday, 27 July at 8am, 10am and 12 noon     which equals   Pacific time: Saturday, 26 July at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm... | Read More

    • Pragmatism and Dogmatism in Chess

                  One of the most effective methods of improving one's chess is to choose a grandmaster and to study their games extensively. Of course, if one wishes to acquire a knowledge of positional maneuvering, Tal would not be a fittin... | Read More

    • Rare Systems of the King's Gambit Accepted

      Rare systems in the King's Gambit Accepted This blog entry (translated by myself to English from the blog of Chess.com user: Matematikisto, attempts to transcribe a book by Paul Keres. I will use green font to add comments by Matematikisto. ... | Read More

    • Samuel Reshevsky

      Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920. Samuel Reshevsky learned chess when he was 4 years old. He became known as a child chess prodigy and was playing simultaneous games of chess against adults when he... | Read More


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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 »