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    • Reaching my all-time peak of 1900 Correspondence

      Currently, I have been putting quite a bit of effort into my correspondence games. Usually I only use it as a tool to study openings, but I tried to focus on winning my games, and not giving up even if I am in a disadvantageous situation like bein... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Apr 18, 2014
    • Solutions to Tactical Tuesdays - 3

      Hi,  Hope you had a good estimation of the position in my post of Tactical Tuesdays - 3. Here I will discuss my views on the lines and possible variations of the position. I wont use any engines. Feel free to comment / suggest more lines / vari... | Read More

    • How to use ChessBase on a Mac

      (This is a short story/guide on the best way to install ChessBase on a Mac, including Macs without a DVD drive.)   Recently, I decided to embrace my inner hipster and get a Mac. (If you don't know what a hipster is, this handy flowchart from th... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2014
    • Analysis Board: My Experience

      Hello everybody, Here I want to share with you my experience of using this new for many chess players tool provided by - the Analysis Board. To start with, I shall mention that the interface of the Board is quite nice, pleasant,  ... | Read More


      Most of my leisure I am preoccupied by puzzles, music or this fantastic game. This fondness is partly due to the intelluctual challenge it throws to our brains and also its similarity wtih life. It teaches how to make a decision in life with SWOT... | Read More

      • Dr-Nikhil
      • | Apr 16, 2014

Video Lessons

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... 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 »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Abbazia Defense

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    A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Ab... Read More »