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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 6

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 4

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Fischer vs. Spassky

    In our exploration of the endgames from the world title matches, we have now reached the most famous of all matches -- the so-called "Match of the Century." Besides the unusual and brilliant character of Bobby Fischer, this match is so well reme... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age),... | Read More


    • Chess for the Dummies

      Learning about chess is fun! Chess is an indoor sports and the main objective of the game is to mate the King. There are different ways to do this. First, by setting up your different pieces into the different positions on the board and surprising... | Read More

    • Seeing ghosts

      Have you ever seen a ghost? If you are a chess player (which you probably are, since you're on this site), I would guess that you have. I've seen many ghosts in my games, and when I played a game earlier this week, the entire chess board seemed to... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Oct 18, 2014
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    • Ding Liren vs Levon Aronian - 2013 Alekhine Memorial

      The 2013 Alekhine Memorial chess tournament game between the young exceptional Chinese talent, Ding Liren, and Armenia's longtime #1, Levon Aronian, was an excellent example of positional chess. We can clearly observe in this game how a space disa... | Read More

    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 1)

      With this post I will start a lenghty blog about the life and games of the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest players not to be world champion in the last century. His achievements are well known in ... | Read More

      • gara2021
      • | Oct 13, 2014
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    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Gwaze, Robert

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    Robert Gwaze was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1982.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 9. In 1997, at the age of 15, he won the Zimbabwe National Championship, the youngest player to do so. In 1998, he won the African Junior Championshi... Read More »