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Le_Batgirl
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  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | 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

  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

  • Enlightened Chess

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More

  • An Incidental Champion

         Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top.  Still other... | Read More


    • The first Chess periodical (O primeiro periódico sobre Xadrez)

      [EN] 'Le Palamède' was the world's first periodical devoted to the game of chess. It was founded in France in 1836 by Louis-Charles Mahé de la Bourdonnais (below, one of his games) - who is often considered to have been an unofficial world chess... | Read More

      • jefersonba
      • | Jan 13, 2015
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    • Yip Celebrity Chess Players

      Napoleon There are games in chess databases showing Napoleon defeating amateurs but are widely thought to not be genuine. According to most sources, Napoleon was a mediocre player; maybe acceptable for an amateur but nonetheless a decent player... | Read More

      • amerxp00
      • | Jan 5, 2015
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    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 1

      Here are memories of Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky, an old-time Russian and Soviet player. Take note that those were published in old Soviet times, soon after Stalin's death. In that time, to get non-fiction books published, anyone and everyone... | Read More

    • Benjamin Franklin and Chess Trivia

      Benjamin Franklin was born on Jan 17, 1706 or Jan 6, 1706 old style. Franklin wrote about checkers (draughts) when he sailed to and from England in 1726.  When a fair wind came up, Franklin spent much of his time onboard playing checkers.  He l... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Aug 8, 2014
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    • Feb paper text only

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More


  • Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for it's association with the royal ga... | Read More

  • Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    Today Chess.com was featured in a great video news piece in which I (Erik) had a few embarrassing interview clips. In the video I was referred to as the "creator" of Chess.com, and I just wanted to let everyone know how far from true tha... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Feb 29, 2008
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    • | Misc
  • Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    A lot of people have asked about how Chess.com got started, how it is doing now, and where it is going, so I thought I would share some of the inside story :) Chess.com as an online chess community was an idea I conceived a few years ago. I enjoye... | Read More