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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

    • Pasión por el Deporte

      Muchos consideramos el ajedrez de muchas maneras; y aun cuando casi todos tenemos la misma conclusion en lo que se trata el ajedrez. Solo aquellas personas que dedicamos nuestras vidas a esto, podemos realmente ver mas alla, que un simple tablero ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 24, 2015
    • Test your positional play #2

      In chess we are taught to think in general terms and act in a concrete way, often though its the synthesis of elements which fail us and we pursue a wrong positional plan.  In the following there are three plausible scenarios based on positional... | Read More

    • Curso audiovisual de ajedrez (89)

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    • Test your positional play #1

      Its somewhat of an art form to be able to accurately analyse a chess position and to formulate the correct plan for its not always clear.  At the moment I am reading the truly excellent book authored by Robert Bellin and Pietro Ponzeto, 'Test you... | Read More

    • Tactics Rule the (Chess) World!

      "YOU CAN'T PLAY CHESS WITHOUT CALCULATION!" That was a very concrete advice that an angry chess teacher gave me when I was a young boy. He was angry with me because I wasn't calculating and simply moved my piec... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Aug 13, 2015

  • 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 »