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      • | Aug 1, 2015
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      • | Jul 29, 2015
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Video Lessons


Chessopedia


  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • Tal, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) was a Grandmaster (1957) without being an International Master first.  Tal was not an IM when he won the 24th USSR championship in Moscow in 1957 at the age of 21.  FIDE made an exception to the regulations and aw... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »