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  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • Cross-Pins

         Cross-pins or double pins are names for a rare and particularly interesting tactic.  Under certain conditions it can also be called the St. Andrew's Cross, counter-pins and combination pins.      A cross-pin can be absolute, r... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More

  • Using The Chess Saw

    "We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II. In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw. So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More


    • USCF Tournament: Kumbaya (79th)

      Played in the 1600+ section.  One guy didn't show up so there was only 3 players, including me. Not a bad first game with the Alekhine. Rating went from 1801 to 1812 | Read More

    • A Common Master Move is Wrong (Nimzowitsch Attack)

      Queen's Indian - Nimzowitsch Variation, Nimzowitsch Attack In the last few Queen's Indians, we looked at an introduction to the Queen's Indian, then we looked at the King's Bishop Fianchetto. We then looked intensely at two options for Black aft... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 9, 2015
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    • Queen's Indian - King Bishop Fianchetto - Black Plays c5

      In our last look at the Queen’s Indian, we tried to find out if black could play c5 on move #5 of our King’s Bishop Fianchetto Line which starts off with     We noticed that White has some tactical opportunities on b7 with the unprotect... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 7, 2015
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    • Opening preparation - Alekhine defense (part 2)

      One popular variation that white players like to play against the Alekhine defense is the four pawns attack. However, there's an interesting gambit style side line for black to play. The so-called Planinc variation (or Cambridge gambit) with g7g5... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 7, 2015
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    • Whats on my bookshelf

      There is a forum topic with the title "What is on your bookshelf". So i`ll answer it here (from the left to the right): "Fundamental chess openings" by Paul van der Sterren The german edition of "Chess openings for kids" by John Watson and Gra... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »