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  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Mastering Opposite-Colored Bishops

    As beginners, we are taught a litany of strategic precepts that inform our thought process and shape our general understanding. "Occupy the center," "knights before bishops," "the rook's place is behind the passed pawn" — all of thes... | Read More


    • Montana Open - Round 2 (fun with the From's Gambit)

      Round 2 was against Dan McCourt, and I was eager to try out my Bird's opening against him because I knew it would likely lead to a From's Gambit. The From's is an aggressive response to the Bird's that challenges white to a game of "chicken"; mos... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Apr 20, 2015
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    • Merry-Go-Rounds and Sacrificial Queens

      Well friends, vacation time is over and it is back to work for me! It has been a while since I posted game commentary and much of that had to do with prepping for my vacation time as well as covering some extensive and stressful last-minute famil... | Read More

    • Wish all my chess games were like this..

      Profiting from a blunder. Proud of the way I managed to grind out the win after netting a pawn. | Read More

    • Another Latvian Gambit success story

      I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

    • Disappointing Tournament Results

      Well, today I played in a local USCF rated tournament In Glenwood, Il. The tournament was a 3 round event with a game 45 time control with 5 sec delay. I was hoping to continue my upperwards advancement in ratings points. Sadly, this will not happ... | Read More

      • DocRoy
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Qualities of moves

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    As you can see moves are indicated if good or bad through symbols: These are the symbols: !!- brilliant move !- good move !?- interesting move  ?!- dubious move ?-bad move ??-blunder Many people make blunders like the castling blunder lik... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur

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    In 1890-1891, Isidor Arthur Gunsberg (1854-1930) played Steinitz for the world’s championship and lost after 4 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses.  Gunsberg began his chess career as the player inside the chess automaton Mephisto.  H... Read More »