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  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

  • The Cab Driver Who Knew How to Play Chess

    In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More

  • 17 Hand Positions Every Tournament Chess Player Must Know

    When you play chess online, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hands. But when you play chess at a tournament, sitting across the board from a real human opponent for up to seven hours each game, you MUST master the 17 key hand positio... | Read More

  • La famosa partida inmortal

    Esta partida fue protagonizada por Anderssen contra Kieseritzky en la ciudad de Londres el año 1851. Pasó a la historia por el gran juego combinativo del jugador de blancas, quien sacrifica nada menos que una pieza menor en la apertura, las dos ... | Read More

  • Chess.com and others reasons.

    As I discover chess.com I'm realizing that I face problems like in real life. How? You can ask, my dear read: the question is the envy, selfishness (besides chess is a selfish game) and absurd conspiracies. This morning, I recieved a staff inquir... | Read More

    • NOW! Coming Up Short - Uncle Yermo is Back on ChessTV with Analysis of American Continental Tourney

      TODAY! Chess is happening on ChessTV. Have you seen the ChessTV schedule lately? Be careful that your head doesn't spin right off. GM Alex Yermolinsky is back from the 10th American Continental Tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay. Old School with... | Read More

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      • | May 31, 2015
    • La Dama en el Ajedrez

      La Dama en el Ajedrez no siempre tuvo los movimientos que tiene hoy, de hecho esta figura femenina ni siquiera existía en el tablero. Esta es la historia de como la Dama del Ajedrez se convirtió en la pieza más poderosa. Interesante artíc... | Read More

      • Pizcuato
      • | May 30, 2015
    • Metal Chess (II)

      Ajedrez en el Metal (II) I altern with this languages: Spanish (my native language) and English. In this case, I'll share you one of my favorites songs of POWER METAL (and epic!): AZEROTH (Argentinian band) - El ocaso de los Reyes. Enjoy it! ... | Read More

    • Curso audiovisual de ajedrez (80)

      Nota.- 1:22,29 | Read More

    • Material v Piece Co-ordination

      Chess is without doubt a team game whereby all the pieces cooperate with one another as the march of logic progresses to complete the ultimate task of checkmate.  It is as far as I can discern generally understood that even if there is a material... | Read More

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Filosofando el Ajedrez.

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      Filosofando el Ajedrez Filosofando el Ajedrez Por Lumalosa  Redes de Ajedrez.     Sólo existen dos formas de finalizar una partida de ajedrez: o bien finaliza en jaque mate, o bien finaliza en tablas. De aquí se puede deducir,... Read More »

  • Uruguay

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    First country in South America to have a chess magazine.  In 1881, the Revista de ajedrez was published in Uruguay.  Uruguay became a member of FIDE in 1937. Read More »