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  • Mastering Your Psychological Intuition

    For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of hu... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • José Raúl Capablanca's World Championship Positional Wins

    Last Friday, we discussed the first half of José Raúl Capablanca's chess career, tracing his meteoric rise through the lens of his finest positional wins. In 1921, after a decade of heated negotiations and parley, the final te... | Read More

  • 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


    • Carlsen's Style Is Not New- Check Out Rubinstein!

      Many things are written about how the current GMs are so much better than the older generations, but as someone who grew up looking at games of the old Masters, such as Alekhine, Capablanca and others, I beg to differ. Besides, who did the new ... | Read More

    • Chess Engines: A personal look (part 2)

      In this post I’ll follow on from my previous post and introduce an engine which is perhaps my favorite engine for training games. It has highly tweakable parameters, a refined and realistic human-like playing style and best of all, is 100% FREE... | Read More

    • A cute Alekhine's Four Pawns 5....g5 miniature

      I've never seen an explanation for "Cambridge Gambit". "Planinc Variation" makes more sense, though there's only one instance of Planinc playing 5...g5 against the Four Pawns. | Read More

    • THE FIRST FINNISH CHESS CHAMPION

      The Finnish GM Eero Böök (1910–1990) was also a talented chess writer, who wrote several chess books. His book called Shakkipakinoita (Chess stories; published 1967) contains a chapter Ensimmäinen suomalainen shakkimestari (The first Finnish ... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.19.2015 - day 191

      World Champion Alexander Alekhine won against Antonio J Torres in a simul in Spain in 1922: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Cathy Forbes in the National Open in Chicago in 1988: White to move and mate in 3: Our... | Read More


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  • 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 »