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  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

    • The Alapin becomes the French Part 1

      I like the Alapin and play it whenever I get the chance. The game can go many ways depending on Black's choices and open of the choices is to try to keep the game semi-closed. Although White doesn't have to oblige, we see an example of  this here... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Mar 31, 2015
    • New Material!

      It's been a while since I posted any of my USCF games in my blog. I didn't play at all for most of the winter and have recently began playing on a more regular basis.  I write this with several audiences in mind, but mainly for those students wh... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      I have played here long enough to know that we are surounded by chess app's and engine user's. I will be posting name's on who not to play. I have also come across some player's admiting to cheating on Chat. Please note, I have read other player's... | Read More

      • Iron_Man7
      • | Mar 31, 2015
    • A tale of tie-breaks and rugby

      A while ago, I wrote a post about tie-breaks in chess. It  was inspired by a research proposal I submitted on social network formation as applied to round-robin chess, which basically consisted of a lot of mathematics. One point to come out of ... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Mar 31, 2015
    • Is the Bishop more powerful than the Knight?

      The debate of whether the bishop or the knight is more powerful has being a very heated issue ever since people have played chess , yet no definite conclusion has being drawn yet. Below is a very narrow look at Bishop vs Knight during endgame. Com... | Read More

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