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  • The Endgame Cunning of Emanuel Lasker, Part 1

    It has been said that the second World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, was unique among the top players of his time period in that he didn't create a chess school of thought. Others have said that he did create a school - the "psychological school." It ... | Read More

  • of Cafés, Politics, Arts and Chess

         Cafés or Coffee Houses probably originated in 16th century Turkey and quickly expanded into Persia, Arabia, Egypt and other Islamic nations.  Even there they were havens for political idealists, philosophers, artists and game players.... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More

  • Albin Counter-Gambit Continued...

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    • Albin Countergambit, Lasker Trap

      Learn to play with and against the Albin Countergambit, Lasker Trap.   Subscribe  @ Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara    | Read More

    • So what's your favorite opening?

      Compliments for supporting BK Academy of Chess:  50 Videos Covering Opening Theory  ECO Volume A - ECO Volume B - C20–C99: Open Game - A51: Budapest Gambit, Kieninger - Trap http... | Read More

    • Lasker's Video Series

      BK Academy of Chess presents a Lasker nine part video series, includes traps, sacrifices, gambits, and much more!  Albin Countergambit - Lasker Trap The Double Bishop Sacrifice   Evans Gambit Kingston Defense    Ruy Lopez - Exchange... | Read More

    • My best game today

      Caught the enemy by surprise with the albin counter gambit | Read More

      • ARTSRULZ
      • | May 3, 2014

      The Chess Amateur Looks backChess has won me. I guess thats why im here and creating this blog. Thanks to hand me down chess books i learned alot about the game and the history of the great players (maybe not enough though). Chess books are very r... | Read More

      • konhidras
      • | May 3, 2014

Video Lessons


  • Showalter, Jackson Whipps

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    In 1890, Jackson Whipps Showalter (1860-1935) won the United States Chess Association’s 3rd Annual Congress Championship tournament in St. Louis.  Shortly after this tournament in 1890, he lost a match to Max Judd by a score of 7-3... Read More »

  • Albin, Adolf

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    Adolf Albin (1848-1920) was a Romanian chess master (born in Bucharest) who learned the game at age 23.  In 1872 he authored the first chess book written in Romanian, Amiculu Jocului de Schach.   He played in his first international... Read More »