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  • 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 departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | 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

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More

  • Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks

    QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: “I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

    • My Games #11: English and Spanish Waters

      We played 3 blitz games (3|2 unrated) in the live chess arena. I won 2-1. The opponent (freffref) is 2046 rated. Here are my wins analysed. English Four Knights Spanish Worrall Attack Check out my other blog posts! | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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    • Queen vs Pawn - The Answers to the Quizes and to the Ultimate Question

      Yesterday I wrote about ten different Queen vs Pawn positions, each of which was only slightly different than each other. If you haven’t read these posts yet, do it now, before all of your friends tell you about it and ruin it for you (there wil... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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    • Main Catur Bisa Menjadi Haram, Kenapa?

      Di kalangan para sahabat, tabiin dan ahli fikih ada dua pendapat dalam masalah catur ini. Pertama, haram.  Yang berpendapat ini adalah Ali Bin Abu Thalib, Ibnu Umar, Ibnu Abbas, Imam Malik, Imam Abu Hanifah dan Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal. Kedua, ha... | Read More

      • DevLotts
      • | Jun 24, 2015
    • Rahasia Pembukaan Gambit Raja

      TANGKISAN PEMBUKAAN GAMBIT RAJA (A BUST TO THE KINGS' GAMBIT)Pembukaan Gambit raja jarang dimainkan oleh pemain level grandmaster. Spassky salah satu yang memainkan pembukaan ini dengan bagus.Dia melawan Booby fischer pertama kalinya dan mengalahk... | Read More

      • DevLotts
      • | Jun 23, 2015
    • 1 0 Rating List For Engines

      I searched the internet for a 1 0 rating list of chess engines, what I did find were rating lists for standard time controls or blitz time controls but engines perform different under bullet time controls by that I mean engines that are very stron... | Read More

      • innocuent
      • | Jun 22, 2015

Video Lessons


  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »