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  • 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

  • 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

  • Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack

    In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3. Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More

  • Let's Get Physickal

         There were a few 19th century London chess players who, although they weren't quite on par with the best, were by no means second-rate players  and made names for themselves both locally and abroad.      One such player was the pr... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More


    • Playing Blindfold Chess With Your Mind Wide Open

      Through the ages we've been awed by the brilliance of chess players who could play an opponent, or several at at time, without seeing the pieces.... "All In Their Mind's Eye"!  Early legends such as Philidor, Morphy, Najdorf, Alekhine, Capablanca... | Read More

    • Focus piece.

      Since I am no IM or GM I can't show off instructive games or discuss the finer nuances in some Opening lines. Yet chess is a passion of mine and I have been thinking of writing a small piece on it to show my appreciation for it. I have played the ... | Read More

    • History of CM

      Magnus Carlsen Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and... | Read More

    • History of VA

      VISWANATHAN ANAND (born Dec-11-1969, 45 years old) India [ what is this? ] Vishwanathan Anand ("Vishy" to his fans) was the 15th undisputed World Champion, reigning from 2007 until 2013. He was also FIDE World Champion from 2000-2002. H... | Read More

    • Viktor Korchnoi's Blindfold Blunder

       New post looks at a couple of Korchnoi's games against Kamsky and Polgar from a 1994 blindfold tournament.  http://www.blindfoldchesstrainer.com/blog/?p=73 | Read More


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  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... Read More »

  • Christiansen, Larry

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    Larry Mark Christiansen, born June 27, 1956,  became an International Grandmaster without ever being an International Master first.  In 1977 he was awarded the title after winning an international tournament in Torremolinos, Spain (he to... Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969, is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfec... Read More »

  • Rosenthal, Samuel

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    Samuel Rosenthal (1837-1902) was a Polish player and law student who moved from Warsaw to Paris, France in 1864 after the Polish revolution to become a professional player and writer.  In 1880, he played Zukertort in a match, but lost  w... Read More »

  • Lopez de Segura (Sigura), Ruy

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    Ruy Lopez (1530-1580) was a Spanish priest and one of the leading players of his day.  In 1559-60 he went to Rome to attend an ecclesiastical conference.  It was there that he defeated all the best players in Rome, including Leonardo.&nb... Read More »